From Schreiner’s Iris Lovers Catalog 1952: “From a sister of Black Forest x Down East comes this newest advance in black Iris. Though not appreciably taller than Black Forest it is fully 75% larger. Indeed, it is in size and lustre that Black Diamond represents the greatest advance. The copiously formed, heavily substanced, ebony-blue-black blooms simply glisten with a lustrous blacks-silk sheen that creates a most sumptuous effect. Truly a black diamond to radiate a beauty all its own among the varied jewel-tones of a modern Iris Garden.” Black Forest x Down East
Provenance: Image 1 from L Munro, Newfoundland NJ 2009; Iris acquired from Wanda Rezac 2008.