TigerHead

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Posted on 11/01/2015


Photo taken on June  7, 2015


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Black Iris in Late Afternoon Light

Black Iris in Late Afternoon Light
Sino-Siberian Iris, Beardless Iris

Private estate gardens, June, 2015

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Herbaceous perennial with creeping rhizomes. Leaves linear and grayish green, to 70 cm long. Flowering stems 25–50 cm, hollow. Flowers reddish violet to very dark violet, almost velvety black, 6–9 cm in diameter, outer tepals usually with golden yellow stripes. Deliciously fragrant. Flowers in June to July.

Iris chrysographes is easily cultivated and requires a fertile soil which does not dry out during the growth period. Grow in full sun. Propagation by seeds or division in the spring. Cultivars must be divided. For cooler areas plants do best if planted in the spring. Some cultivars are grown, mainly "black" flowered clones under names as 'Black Beauty', 'Black Knight',] 'Black' (syn. 'Black Form', an invalid name), 'Ellenbank Nightshade', 'Stjerneskud' and 'Kew Black'. 'Rubella' is purplish violet. Iris chrysographes has been used in a number of hybrids with other species.

This plant has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

8adam8, Helena Ferreira, Maria Zarębska, Ecobird and 12 other people have particularly liked this photo


17 comments - The latest ones
Dave Linscheid
Dave Linscheid
The rich purple and blue and the green background combine beautifully, especially in the Light Box.
22 months ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Outstanding floral capture!
22 months ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Superb shot.
22 months ago.
Pam J
Pam J
Beautiful !
22 months ago.
Anne-Marie(Minus)
Anne-Marie(Minus)
Magnifique
22 months ago.
Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
Gorgeous light and very nice and vivid colours.
22 months ago.
Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda
Beautiful shot, absolutely superb with this color
Happy week .
22 months ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Fabulous flower photo. Superb color and exposure and depth of field.
22 months ago.
Chantal HILLENVECK dite Chalâme
Chantal HILLENVECK d…
Très-très belle photo qui honneur à cet Iris !!!
22 months ago.
Doris Weißschnur
Doris Weißschnur
Wunderschön!
22 months ago.
Ecobird
Ecobird
Lovely shot. Gorgeous rich colours
22 months ago.
Maria Zarębska
Maria Zarębska
Wonderful color and form !!!
22 months ago.
Helena Ferreira
Helena Ferreira
Graceful colors and macro!
22 months ago.
TigerHead
TigerHead
Thank you so much, Ipernity friends!!
22 months ago.