Black Hope

Austin, R&I 1963
Iris Class:
Bearded
Bearded Class:
Tall Bearded
Age:
1960-1969
Fall Color:
Purple
Standard Color:
Red/Maroon
Pattern:
Bitone
Beard Color:
Gold/Tan
Hybridizer:
Austin

Full Description

TB 36″ ML

From Lloyd Austin’s catalog for 1964: “While this iris is not a perfect Iris, nor is it perfectly black, it is by far the blackest horned Iris in existence today. Has lots of pollen and may soon be parent of a super black with horns, spoons or flounces. Standards deep mulberry, falls velvety mulberry black, with horns or spoons about 1½” long.”

(sdlg J-23 X Sable Night).