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■(TB) 'Oklahoma Crude'

1989, Black

'Oklahoma Crude' (Paul Black, R. 1988). Seedling# 8584A. TB, 33" (84 cm). Midseason bloom. Standards dark satiny purple; purple styles; falls velvety black, paler around beard; white beard tipped mustard. Seedling# B81-78: ('Ruffled Ballet' x ('Peach Spot' x 'Outer Limits')) X seedling# 83-307A: ('Mystique' x 'Twist Of Fate'). Mid-America Gardens 1989. High Commendation 1988, Honorable Mention 1991; Award of Merit 1994.

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From Mid-America Garden catalog, 1989: OKLAHOMA CRUDE - TB, 33 (84cm), Midseason. Excitement abounded when oil was discovered in Oklahoma. This years AIS Conventioneers discovering Oklahoma Crude, the iris, were excited too. Satiny dark purple standards top the blackest, velvety falls imagineable. The falls are deeply ruffled too. Beards are white tipped mustard.This is a superb iris in all repsects. Breeding is different than most darks and along with it comes great vigor. The next generation should yield blacks with red beards and near black amoenas with red beards! A MUST! There are already advance orders. Sdlg. 8584A: 681-78: (Ruffled Ballet X (Peach Spot X Outer Limits)) X 83307A: (Mystique X Twist Of Fate) HM 1988. $30.00.


Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

Hardiness Zones 4-8 for most varieties, Some cultivars tolerate colder, others tolerate warmer zones (please comment in comment box with your location if this cultivar grows well in zone 3, 4, 9, or 10.)
Exposure Prefers full sun for optimal performance, may still bloom in half-day shade
Water: Prefers well drained good garden soil, Tolerant of dry conditions in established plants, Intolerant of swampy conditions.
PH Prefers Neutral to basic solis 6.1 to 8.5, quite toleranr of more extreme conditions
Fertilizer Prefers rich conditions on relatively inorganic soils.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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-- MichaelGreenfield - 2010-01-06
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OKLAHOMACRUDE6.JPGJPG OKLAHOMACRUDE6.JPG manage 93 K 30 Jan 2014 - 20:40 UnknownUser Photo by Robert Piatek-Poland
OKLAHOMACRUDE7.JPGJPG OKLAHOMACRUDE7.JPG manage 87 K 30 Jan 2014 - 20:41 UnknownUser Photo by Robert Piatek-Poland
Oklahoma-CrudeNN.jpgjpg Oklahoma-CrudeNN.jpg manage 39 K 09 Nov 2011 - 15:15 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
OklahomaCrude02.jpgjpg OklahomaCrude02.jpg manage 76 K 02 Apr 2014 - 02:41 UnknownUser Photo by Blue J Iris
OklahomaCrude03.jpgjpg OklahomaCrude03.jpg manage 89 K 02 Apr 2014 - 02:41 UnknownUser Photo by Blue J Iris
OklahomaCrude4.JPGJPG OklahomaCrude4.JPG manage 66 K 07 Aug 2013 - 20:39 UnknownUser Photo by Iris Oasis
Oklahoma_Crude2.jpgjpg Oklahoma_Crude2.jpg manage 33 K 06 Jan 2010 - 18:27 MichaelGreenfield Photo by Mike Greenfield
Oklahoma_Crude_836_gd.jpgjpg Oklahoma_Crude_836_gd.jpg manage 72 K 19 Aug 2012 - 14:31 IrisP Photo by Günter Diedrich
oklahoma02.JPGJPG oklahoma02.JPG manage 61 K 12 Mar 2015 - 19:46 UnknownUser Photo by Elladan McLeester
oklahoma02bh.JPGJPG oklahoma02bh.JPG manage 17 K 14 Oct 2017 - 20:28 Main.Betsy881 Detail of McLeester photo
oklahomacrude04.JPGJPG oklahomacrude04.JPG manage 94 K 03 Jul 2014 - 21:48 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
oklahomacrude09.JPGJPG oklahomacrude09.JPG manage 253 K 07 Jan 2021 - 14:04 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the 1994 Schreiners catalogue by Terry Laurin
oklahomacrude1.jpgjpg oklahomacrude1.jpg manage 54 K 03 Dec 2018 - 19:15 UnknownUser Photo by Iriszkert Szasz-Hungary.
oklahomacrude5.jpgjpg oklahomacrude5.jpg manage 64 K 13 Nov 2013 - 03:38 UnknownUser Photo by Alain Chapelle-Jardin d'Iris de Bubry-France
oklahomacrude9.JPGJPG oklahomacrude9.JPG manage 142 K 29 Mar 2023 - 02:28 UnknownUser Photo by Paul Black-Mid America Garden
oklahomacrude90.JPGJPG oklahomacrude90.JPG manage 198 K 29 Mar 2023 - 02:28 UnknownUser Photo by Paul Black-Mid America Garden
Topic revision: r28 - 09 Sep 2023, Harloiris
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