From AIS listing .TB, height 35″ (89 cm), Early to midseason bloom. Color code-V3D (dark violet Bitone), Standards blue-purple; falls blue-black; self beard. ‘Black Hills‘ X ‘Sable Night’. Lyon 1960. High Commendation 1959, Sdlg. #D31-1; Honorable Mention AIS 1961; Premio Firenze 1964.
From Fleur de Lis Iris catalog 1965 “A very dark purple with a rich dark beard and falls that seem almost pitch black due to their velvety finish. Lovely form with domed standards and semi flaring falls. Good strong stalks with excellent branching. 6.00.”