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■(TB) 'Sable Night'

1952, Cook

'Sable Night'. (Paul Cook, R. 1950). Seedling 5647. TB. 36". Early to midseason bloom. Color Class-V1D. Black-purple self. ('Captain Wells' x 'Indiana Night') X (('Modoc' x 'Black Wings') x 'Sable'). Longfield 1952. Highly Commended 1949(Seedling 5647); Honorable Mention 1952; Judge's Choice 1953; Award of Merit 1954; American Dykes Medal 1955.

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From Longfield Iris Farms catalog, 1952: SABLE NIGHT (Cook No. 5647) Tall Bearded. This is the richly colored blackish red iris admired by the many visitors to our garden during the last few years, and which won the H.C. award in 1949. A "red" dark. The erect standards are very deep maroon-purple; the flaring-drooping falls are solid black, tinged the same maroon-purple. The beard is harmoniously dark brown. A flower of rich dark color but not in the least sombre. The fine color is enhanced by the smooth, glossy texture, and the heavy, durable substance. The flowers are large (5x5), carried on erect, strong, well-branched stems 36-38 inches tall. $15.00.
From Fleur de Lis Gardens catalog 1956: SABLE NIGHT (P. Cook 1952) M. 38 in. Cook sdlg. x Sable. This is one of the most sensational of all the new black iris. The flowers are large and full petaled with very heavy substance and a smooth finish. The smooth dark coloring is slightly undertoned red purple. Dykes Medal 1955. Net 15.00.


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.

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-- JoelleFRANJEULLE - 2010-01-24
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SableNight.jpgjpg SableNight.jpg manage 398 K 07 Jan 2014 - 01:59 UnknownUser Cooley's Iris catalog 1961
SableNight01.jpgjpg SableNight01.jpg manage 78 K 05 Dec 2014 - 04:19 UnknownUser Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
SableNight02.JPEGJPEG SableNight02.JPEG manage 13 K 10 May 2014 - 13:34 UnknownUser Photo courtesy of Mike Lowe from original HIPS website
SableNight03.jpgjpg SableNight03.jpg manage 60 K 28 Mar 2015 - 21:23 UnknownUser Photo by Elladan McLeester
SableNight9.jpgjpg SableNight9.jpg manage 21 K 13 Nov 2018 - 21:47 UnknownUser Photo by Argyle Acres
SableNightEI.jpgjpg SableNightEI.jpg manage 45 K 19 Dec 2012 - 15:55 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Exline Iris Garden
SableNightakp.JPGJPG SableNightakp.JPG manage 48 K 12 Jan 2011 - 20:41 KentPfeiffer Taken at the Sass Memorial Garden near Ashland, Nebraska on May 17, 2010
Sable_Night.jpgjpg Sable_Night.jpg manage 109 K 21 Sep 2014 - 01:58 Main.georgebacon Photo by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris Garden
Sable_Night_.jpgjpg Sable_Night_.jpg manage 69 K 30 Jan 2010 - 20:25 GaryKeller G Keller Zone 6 May 12
sable01.jpgjpg sable01.jpg manage 107 K 04 May 2015 - 11:45 UnknownUser Photo by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris Garden
sable011.JPGJPG sable011.JPG manage 98 K 18 Feb 2021 - 12:11 UnknownUser Photo by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris Garden
sable02.jpgjpg sable02.jpg manage 76 K 27 Jun 2015 - 21:42 UnknownUser Photo by Exline Iris Garden
sablenight01.jpgjpg sablenight01.jpg manage 44 K 22 Aug 2014 - 19:11 UnknownUser Photo by Iris City Gardens
sablenight02.jpgjpg sablenight02.jpg manage 18 K 13 Sep 2014 - 14:10 UnknownUser Photo by Seagate Irises-United Kingdom
sablenight020.JPGJPG sablenight020.JPG manage 196 K 10 Feb 2024 - 02:52 UnknownUser Photo by Seagate Nurseries-Long Sutton Bypass-Long Sutton-United Kingdom
sablenight03.jpgjpg sablenight03.jpg manage 114 K 29 Feb 2016 - 20:20 UnknownUser Photo by Kelways-United Kingdom
sablenight04.JPGJPG sablenight04.JPG manage 221 K 19 Jun 2022 - 02:17 UnknownUser Photo by Eleanor Hutchison-Manitoba,Canada
sablenight08.JPGJPG sablenight08.JPG manage 159 K 15 Jan 2022 - 19:57 UnknownUser Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
sablenight09.JPGJPG sablenight09.JPG manage 143 K 22 Jun 2020 - 02:54 UnknownUser Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
sablenight1.JPGJPG sablenight1.JPG manage 114 K 13 Jun 2022 - 19:56 UnknownUser Photo by Mike Unser at Rod Mendenhall's garden
sablenight4.JPGJPG sablenight4.JPG manage 139 K 16 May 2016 - 15:50 UnknownUser Photo by Jeanette Graham
sablenight5.jpgjpg sablenight5.jpg manage 49 K 13 May 2013 - 13:52 UnknownUser Photo by Superstition Iris Gardens
sablenight7.JPGJPG sablenight7.JPG manage 167 K 29 Jun 2023 - 19:48 UnknownUser Photo by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-Canada
sablenight8.JPGJPG sablenight8.JPG manage 133 K 16 Jan 2024 - 02:37 UnknownUser Photo by Kenneth Fenn-Newbridge-Victoria-Australia
sablenight9.JPGJPG sablenight9.JPG manage 74 K 28 Nov 2021 - 14:07 UnknownUser Photo by Blue J Iris
sablenightdelane.jpgjpg sablenightdelane.jpg manage 94 K 09 Dec 2021 - 15:44 UnknownUser Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
Topic revision: r48 - 10 Feb 2024, TLaurin
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