Black Iris: Number 10 In A Garden Photo Series

Black Iris Arrangement

Black Iris Nestled Among Snowballs, Miniature Carnations, And Fragrant Peonies With Carolina Jasamine Vines Twirling Throughout.  The Doily Is Vintage Our Family.
Black Iris Nestled Among Snowballs, Miniature Carnations, And Fragrant Peonies With Carolina Jasamine Vines Twirling Throughout. The Doily Is Vintage Our Family. | Source

Black Iris Blooms!


Though I have a special fondness for white flowers, a friend gave us a black iris and I have fallen in love with it.

My white iris bloomed faithfully this year, my varieties of blues and purples are starting to bud, I’m still waiting on my Russian iris that multiplied so well last year, and a yellow that is tucked away in a corner will probably be the last iris to bloom in my yard.


Our Black Iris Turned Out To Be A Mystery


The black iris came to us in the middle of an extremely hectic season of life. A nice gift, I thought at the time, but there was no way we could think about where best to plant it. My husband stuck it in the end of our vegetable garden to wait until life’s responsibilities eased up.

Enough time went by and so much happened that I forgot where the iris came from. I would see it growing in its quiet little corner and eventually sort of thought that it was a stray from my flower gardens, guessing that we were probably trying to salvage for later planting.

The forgotten plant multiplied as it waited to be rediscovered. An early spring had me looking forward to getting out with my flowers, even though I faced a lot of work--bunches of cleaning out and catching up to do. Some blooms have already come and gone, but today brought a surprise.

Black Iris Photos

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First Bloom Closeup Of Black IrisBrighter Color In Brighter SunMore Black Iris Buds Coming OutFirst Black Iris DetailSecond Day, Second BloomChanging Angles On First Black IrisStraight Down The MiddleSecond Bloom Continuing to UnfurlMore Buds Coming OutAlmost An O'Keeffe ShotStraight Down As The Second Day's Bloom Drinks In The SunCurling Edges Unroll On This Second Black IrisCan You See The Texture Of This Black Iris?The Purple Is Popping Out Of The Black Iris In The SunA Third Black Iris Begins To Unfold As I Snap Pictures
First Bloom Closeup Of Black Iris
First Bloom Closeup Of Black Iris | Source
Brighter Color In Brighter Sun
Brighter Color In Brighter Sun | Source
More Black Iris Buds Coming Out
More Black Iris Buds Coming Out | Source
First Black Iris Detail
First Black Iris Detail | Source
Second Day, Second Bloom
Second Day, Second Bloom | Source
Changing Angles On First Black Iris
Changing Angles On First Black Iris | Source
Straight Down The Middle
Straight Down The Middle | Source
Second Bloom Continuing to Unfurl
Second Bloom Continuing to Unfurl | Source
More Buds Coming Out
More Buds Coming Out | Source
Almost An O'Keeffe Shot
Almost An O'Keeffe Shot | Source
Straight Down As The Second Day's Bloom Drinks In The Sun
Straight Down As The Second Day's Bloom Drinks In The Sun | Source
Curling Edges Unroll On This Second Black Iris
Curling Edges Unroll On This Second Black Iris | Source
Can You See The Texture Of This Black Iris?
Can You See The Texture Of This Black Iris? | Source
The Purple Is Popping Out Of The Black Iris In The Sun
The Purple Is Popping Out Of The Black Iris In The Sun | Source
A Third Black Iris Begins To Unfold As I Snap Pictures
A Third Black Iris Begins To Unfold As I Snap Pictures | Source
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Day 3, Early Evening, Black IrisSlightly Changing Camera AnglesWorking To Avoid ShadowsFrom Below--Too Many Water Droplets In This Group Of PhotosStraight On Black IrisUsing Flash Later In The EveningFlash On Black Iris, Late EveningFlash Brings Out The BluesHighlighting Black Iris With Late Evening FlashA Whiter Background In Late EveningUsing Flash Close Up With A Whiter BackgroundSlight Angle Change With Flash On White BackgroundLiking the Black Iris Color In This Flash Shot, But Not So Much The ShadowGetting More Black Iris True ColorBlack Iris Bud Unfolding--Liking This Shadowing Better
Day 3, Early Evening, Black Iris
Day 3, Early Evening, Black Iris | Source
Slightly Changing Camera Angles
Slightly Changing Camera Angles | Source
Working To Avoid Shadows
Working To Avoid Shadows | Source
From Below--Too Many Water Droplets In This Group Of Photos
From Below--Too Many Water Droplets In This Group Of Photos | Source
Straight On Black Iris
Straight On Black Iris | Source
Using Flash Later In The Evening
Using Flash Later In The Evening | Source
Flash On Black Iris, Late Evening
Flash On Black Iris, Late Evening | Source
Flash Brings Out The Blues
Flash Brings Out The Blues | Source
Highlighting Black Iris With Late Evening Flash
Highlighting Black Iris With Late Evening Flash | Source
A Whiter Background In Late Evening
A Whiter Background In Late Evening | Source
Using Flash Close Up With A Whiter Background
Using Flash Close Up With A Whiter Background | Source
Slight Angle Change With Flash On White Background
Slight Angle Change With Flash On White Background | Source
Liking the Black Iris Color In This Flash Shot, But Not So Much The Shadow
Liking the Black Iris Color In This Flash Shot, But Not So Much The Shadow | Source
Getting More Black Iris True Color
Getting More Black Iris True Color | Source
Black Iris Bud Unfolding--Liking This Shadowing Better
Black Iris Bud Unfolding--Liking This Shadowing Better | Source

My husband told me he was checking on squash plants after a surprise frost and discovered the iris blooming in the vegetable garden. The temps dipped so low that squash plants were nipped, but this iris stood the test. What a happy thought it was to remember the friend that it came from when we finally saw the black iris blooms.

To put it mildly, they are amazing. The flower petals seem to have a warm velvety quality, but I haven’t touched them yet. The color is rich with depths of blues to blacks, and the stamen looks as black as black can be. I hope my closeups can give you a sense of the extravagance in this iris' details.

These blooms are on tall, sturdy stalks that seem extra healthy, probably because they were planted in the vegetable garden, the same reason the soldier-like foliage is as green and robust as any iris I’ve ever seen.

I won’t disturb our black iris until it finishes blooming this year, the best time for transplanting being late summer or early fall. I'm planning the ideal location and getting ready to divide it and, of course, I’ll be sharing some of the division with another friend for that's part of the fun of flower gardening.


Planting And Growing Black Iris


Black iris is an easy plant to grow if you know how to give it a good start. Planting it correctly rewards a gardener with striking blooms each spring and it lets the plants multiply to their hearts' content.

Iris love sunshine and that should always be the first consideration when deciding where to plant them. They need at least a half day’s sun, but in the hottest climates they would probably benefit from partial shade.

Good drainage is essential so planting them on mounds or on slopes ensures that the roots will not sit in water and rot, as well as become susceptible to pests. They like shallow plantings so they can dry out easily during a rainy season.

Lightly fertilizing with a typical product for flowers can be helpful, but do not use high nitrogen fertilizers. My black iris are certainly healthy for having spent time in our vegetable garden. Iris do not like to be watered frequently, preferring to have good deep drinks, then allowed to dry out. Overwatering iris is easy to do and should be avoided.

Iris endure and even thrive in a variety of soils but they especially like moderately acidic soil. Reading up on how to test soil ph could be helpful, but it is probably not necessary. If you are a purist, enjoy doing it, then get the advice of your local agricultural extension agent.


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This Is The Only Daytime Shot In This Group--Afternoon Rain Was Prettier Today!A Nighttime Party For Black Iris!Tonight Color Seems Better--I Need To Track My Camera Settings.Blooms And Buds For Black Iris--Both Are Beautiful!Unfurling In The Night--Changing Every Minute!Flash Brings Up The Purples.Such A Way Black Iris Have Of Arranging Themselves!Folding Out To Reveal Inner Beauty!Stately Black Iris Commands Attention.With A Bud Coming Up From Below This Black Iris Is Stunning!The Dark Bud Shines In The Flash.Ornate And Regal!Such A Royal Family!In The Calm Of The Night These Black Iris Enjoy Each Other's Company.Uncurling To Show Off Curls!Exquisite Detail!Black Iris Not Quite Fully Open.Curly Petals Relaxing.Another Black Iris Getting Ready To Drink In Morning Sun.A Peek Inside!
This Is The Only Daytime Shot In This Group--Afternoon Rain Was Prettier Today!
This Is The Only Daytime Shot In This Group--Afternoon Rain Was Prettier Today! | Source
A Nighttime Party For Black Iris!
A Nighttime Party For Black Iris! | Source
Tonight Color Seems Better--I Need To Track My Camera Settings.
Tonight Color Seems Better--I Need To Track My Camera Settings. | Source
Blooms And Buds For Black Iris--Both Are Beautiful!
Blooms And Buds For Black Iris--Both Are Beautiful! | Source
Unfurling In The Night--Changing Every Minute!
Unfurling In The Night--Changing Every Minute! | Source
Flash Brings Up The Purples.
Flash Brings Up The Purples. | Source
Such A Way Black Iris Have Of Arranging Themselves!
Such A Way Black Iris Have Of Arranging Themselves! | Source
Folding Out To Reveal Inner Beauty!
Folding Out To Reveal Inner Beauty! | Source
Stately Black Iris Commands Attention.
Stately Black Iris Commands Attention. | Source
With A Bud Coming Up From Below This Black Iris Is Stunning!
With A Bud Coming Up From Below This Black Iris Is Stunning! | Source
The Dark Bud Shines In The Flash.
The Dark Bud Shines In The Flash. | Source
Ornate And Regal!
Ornate And Regal! | Source
Such A Royal Family!
Such A Royal Family! | Source
In The Calm Of The Night These Black Iris Enjoy Each Other's Company.
In The Calm Of The Night These Black Iris Enjoy Each Other's Company. | Source
Uncurling To Show Off Curls!
Uncurling To Show Off Curls! | Source
Exquisite Detail!
Exquisite Detail! | Source
Black Iris Not Quite Fully Open.
Black Iris Not Quite Fully Open. | Source
Curly Petals Relaxing.
Curly Petals Relaxing. | Source
Another Black Iris Getting Ready To Drink In Morning Sun.
Another Black Iris Getting Ready To Drink In Morning Sun. | Source
A Peek Inside!
A Peek Inside! | Source

Black Iris Flowers


It is not a long-lasting cut flower, but once you have several clumps of iris established you will have enough blooms to enjoy cutting some for indoor arrangements. Black iris will make a stunning spectacle of themselves in my dining room and I may have to plan a dinner party so I can show them off.

If you do not yet have black iris in your garden, check back here on my photos for I plan to update this hub as new blooms unfold their magnificent colors and deep texture. The shots are from two different cameras and are taken at various times of day.

Perhaps I’ll even have a chance to get some good pictures of the bloom stages now that I know they are out there, or maybe give my own time-lapse a try. Hope you enjoy seeing this hub evolve as number 10 in my garden photo series!



Re-blooming Iris!

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Luxury Flows From Black Iris Color And Form.Opening For The Camera, New Bud Waiting In The Wings.Such A Splendid Iris!So Many Hues Shining In The Flash!Distinctive And Kingly!It's Easier To Get Closer Details Indoors.Waiting For Its Place In A Bouquet!In depth Details.An Artist's Pose This Petal Gives!Hello To A New Flush Of Black Iris Blooms!
Luxury Flows From Black Iris Color And Form.
Luxury Flows From Black Iris Color And Form. | Source
Opening For The Camera, New Bud Waiting In The Wings.
Opening For The Camera, New Bud Waiting In The Wings. | Source
Such A Splendid Iris!
Such A Splendid Iris! | Source
So Many Hues Shining In The Flash!
So Many Hues Shining In The Flash! | Source
Distinctive And Kingly!
Distinctive And Kingly! | Source
It's Easier To Get Closer Details Indoors.
It's Easier To Get Closer Details Indoors. | Source
Waiting For Its Place In A Bouquet!
Waiting For Its Place In A Bouquet! | Source
In depth Details.
In depth Details. | Source
An Artist's Pose This Petal Gives!
An Artist's Pose This Petal Gives! | Source
Hello To A New Flush Of Black Iris Blooms!
Hello To A New Flush Of Black Iris Blooms! | Source

Beautiful Iris Painting Demonstration

Short TIme-lapse Iris

Quick Look at Pruning Iris



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Are You Familiar With Black Iris? 46 comments

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WannaB Writer 4 years ago from Templeton, CA

This is one of my favorite irises. I just never knew they were called black. I always thought they were just deep purple. I can almost smell these through the screen. I love the fragrance of irises.


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teaches12345 4 years ago

My mom loved the lavender iris and had them her front flower bed. They were beautiful and as you said,they didn't bloom long. The black iris does look like it has velvet petals and almost purplish in some light angles. Love your story about how you came across the lovely flower.


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RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey Author

WannaB Writer:

There are actually several varieties of black iris. I'm hoping to catch the light just right and get a good photograph of the color and texture for posting here. These are not bad, but not quite as good as I would like them to be. A still day rather than one in which I have to find a breeze would be helpful! Hope you can get a black iris started in your garden this year so you'll have a nice stand of them for next spring.

Thanks much for being the first visitor to comment on this hub! :)


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RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey Author

teaches12345:

The lavender iris really are lovely. I have them mixed with the purple and the variegated in my front flower beds. I'm looking forward to establishing a showcase spot for these black iris!

Thanks bunches for stopping in with your kind comment!


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GoodLady 4 years ago from Rome, Italy

Oh don't you just LOVE it when a beautiful flower, treated badly (well not like the queen she is), blooms more proudly beautiful than anything else? (Perhaps reminds us of ourselves on some symbolic level, we hope?) And a black iris!!!!! How divine.

Like so many of us here, I do adore them too. I planted two very very dark purple ones (with yellow beards) where i could 'stick 'em in to save 'em for now' and yea!!! they too bloomed - just about two weeks ago. The bulbs came from my brother's garden in Paso Robles, California. I live in Tuscany. They will always remind me of him, but also they have always been the flower which symbolizes my grandfather (my love)...oh it goes on and on...but your Hub is so lovely and the pictures and videos and story about your gardening. What a pleasant Sunday morning read. I do like identifying, don't you?

Thanks!

Voting etc.


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Lilleyth 4 years ago from Mid-Atlantic

Lovely hub. My grandma Jennie was an German iris hybridizer. It was her hobby and it was always exciting to see into what her crosses developed.


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2patricias 4 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

This hub has reminded me that I used to have quite a few black tulips in my garden. They make a lovely contrast with other colours.

I also grow iris, but don't have any black ones - this hub makes me want to plant some.

Thanks.


gogogo 4 years ago

Beautiful photos, never heard of a black iris before, enjoyed reading about them, I plan on getting some. Thanks for sharing


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Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

I love iris in every color! Your photographs of the black iris are gorgeous, and make me wish that I had a few in my garden. The best thing about iris is that they are so easy to grow and propagate for a spectacular display. Thanks for a lovely hub!


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picklesandrufus 4 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

It is such a beautiful flower! Thanks for the information. I hope you get many bulbs from it over time.


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RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey Author

GoodLady:

Yes I do love identifying with something I read! And yes, you are right, there is a lesson to take from the triumph of this black iris in the face of its neglect! Thanks so much for sharing your insight on it. :)

I'm so glad to hear about your iris memories and to know that this hub brought you the joy of thinking of them. I very much appreciate your letting me know that you enjoyed reading this hub--so encouraging as a writer here!


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RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey Author

Lilleyth:

Wow! What fun your grandma must have had, and you too. Thanks much for letting us know about it. I'll look to see if you've done a hub on her work with iris. If not, that's a hint. :)


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RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey Author

2patricias:

I've never owned the black tulips, but I imagine they are stunning among other colors. I'm really looking forward to planting this black iris with some white, and maybe among yellows. Wish I could share some of the ones that have multiplied in my garden with my readers!


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RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey Author

gogogo:

I hope you are able to get your black iris patch established this year so they can multiply and give you a beautiful show next year.


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RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey Author

Stephanie Henkel:

Thanks so much for letting me know you enjoyed the photos. I hope to add more tomorrow after I catch them in a different light. Wish I could share some of these with you when I move them--they are not difficult to find, though. You have it right--easy to grow for a truly spectacular display. Thank you for stopping in!


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RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey Author

picklesandrufus:

Thanks much, I'm glad to know that you enjoyed seeing the flower photos.

Thank you for coming by to see this iris!


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itakins 4 years ago from Irl

This is a beautiful flower-I don't believe I have ever seen a black iris:we have lots of white ones here,which grow wild on boglands,and can be breathtakingly beautiful.I do have black tulips,but they are so short-lived!

The pics are gorgeous,and I'll keep an eye out for updates.


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RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey Author

itakins:

So glad you enjoyed seeing this iris. How I would love to see your white iris en masse!

Tulips can be iffy business in our area, but now that I know about the black ones I may have to try again.

I've just deposited a new photo montage into this hub. Experimenting with the cameras can't get better than when we have a a unique flower to photograph--unless we have a grandchild's smile! :)

Thanks for your kind input!


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BlossomSB 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

I love this hub. As a teenager we had to read 'The Black Tulip' in French and that was interesting. Recently, I saw black pansies for sale, but didn't buy any as I thought you'd never see them in my garden, but your iris looks just beautiful.


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RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey Author

BlossomSB:

I'm so glad you liked the Black Iris hub--thank you for letting me know! I would not have guessed how well the color showcases and I'm looking forward to planting them in their proper place(s) after bloom time is over. Maybe next year I can post photos of them showing themselves off in their new location!


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

How I love this black iris, so very beautiful.

I will be coming back and checking for updates on your photos!

Thank you and best wishes Lesley


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RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey Author

Movie Master:

Thanks kindly--so glad you enjoyed seeing this iris. I hope to soon add another photo montage with some better detailed closeups.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida

Black Iris are beautiful elegant flowers. I love your pictures they show the best of the iris.


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RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey Author

KoffeeKlatch Gals:

Thanks so much! I just installed the third black iris photo montage. I think the photography is getting better, not just the flowers! The more I experiment with settings, light, and even backgrounds the more I learn, of course, but the flowers have the most to do with how well these come out. :)


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States

The black iris are so beautiful. Iris are one of my favorite flowers. It is surprising that it suddenly started blooming right after a frost, but great for you.

I had to click follow again as I have not been receiving notices of your hubs, but have been a follower for a long time. This has happened to me a couple of times recently and I don't understand why. Anyway, I hopefully will now get emails when you post a new hub.


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RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey Author

Pamela99:

We were very surprised by this black iris plant! He's been quite saucy even though he's growing in a rather inglorious spot. I'm looking forward to replanting him where he can be enjoyed next spring, maybe in more than one spot.

Thank you for checking on that, I will do the same.


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Genna East 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

I love the iris - in any color. Thank you for the helpful planting and care tips. I've always been timid about planting them as I was unsure of the kind of light they would flourish in. Thank you!


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RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey Author

Genna East:

Yes, I know what you mean about all varieties of iris. Look for more to come!

I also know what you mean about being hesitant to plant them for they look delicate. Don't be timid about planting iris, though, they are very hardy. I hope you can get some started this year in time for them to multiply wherever you plant them. If your plant them near your house start with a dark color if your house is light, or a light color if your house is dark. If you plant them near a shade bed, start with a light color, or if out in the sun you might like to try a dark color first. Whatever you decide, just be sure and plant some! :)

Thank you for coming by and letting me hear from you. Let me know if you write a hub on your iris planting experience so I can link it here.


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Millionaire Tips 4 years ago from USA

These are gorgeous - I love the photos in #2 and 3 where you have the corner frames. What a sweet story to get them from a friend and have them survive hard times. And being able to share them with friends is sure to be a special treat. Surely lessons we can learn from them. Thanks for the tips about planting and taking care of them - I might have to add some to my garden.


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RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey Author

Millionaire Tips:

Thank you so much! Part of me knows that a photographer can't go too wrong with such a beautiful subject, but it is fun to work on different effects. Sometimes yay, sometimes nay! :)

You are right, these particular iris will always have lessons for me to remember. I hope you can add black iris to your garden this year and enjoy blooms next spring!


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rebeccamealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

Wow, what awesome photos!My Mom had black tulips once, so I can relate!Voted up and sharing!


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

Beautiful iris! I have white, purple, lavender,striped yellow and purple/yellow, but no black, yet! I will be looking for one now. Absolutely beautiful. Wonderful hub,great information. Voted up, useful, beautiful and sharing on my blog! :)


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RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey Author

rebeccamealey:

I'm so glad you've met the black iris in person. Though the photos turned out well, this particular flower's coloring is difficult to capture.

Thanks very much for coming by with your input!


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RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey Author

sgbrown:

I hope you can soon locate a black iris to add to your collection so it can grow and multiply throughout the summer and fall to give you many blooms next spring. So glad you enjoyed seeing this hub. Thanks very much for all of your input--will be looking at your blog, of course. :)


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phdast7 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

Oh my goodness! They are to die for beautiful! I kill all flowers that I come near (pretty good with vines and trees), but I can certainly appreciate other people's flowers. This was a terrific Hub. :)


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RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey Author

phdast7:

Thanks kindly!

You might be surprised at how easy iris are to grow. Maybe when you are home making those quilts you'll use flower gardening as your break time. :)

Appreciate your visit and input very much.


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Pavlo Badovskyy 4 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

I love irises so much. Beardid iris is a gorgeous flower but I also like siberian iris as well. Your article was very interesting. I liked it!


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RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey Author

Pavlo Badovskyy:

So glad you enjoyed this hub on my black iris. It seems to be multiplying quickly so I may have many more blooms next year. Thanks very much for stopping in and leaving your input.


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Green Art 4 years ago

As a big fan of the Iris family I love this HUB! Wow, the Black Bearded Iris has to be one of the most beautiful in the bunch. So many wonderful photographs to linger over here. The iris painting demonstration video is awesome too. Voted UP and beautiful.


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RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey Author

Green Art:

So glad to know you enjoyed this hub--thanks much for leaving your input!


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wabash annie 3 years ago from Colorado Front Range

I had never seen black iris until my son bought a house with the variety in a flower bed. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!! Thanks so much for writing this Hub and giving me more information.


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RTalloni 3 years ago from the short journey Author

They were a surprise to me, too, and I thoroughly enjoyed taking their pictures. :)

I'm planning to get them divided and transplanted to a more prominent area before spring, then I want to rework this hub with new photos.

Thanks much for stopping in. Maybe you will be transplanting some of your son's black iris? :)


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Peggy W 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

Hi Roberta,

The photos that you have taken of your black iris are wonderful. Will be pinning to my flower board. I used to intermingle flowers and veggies when I had a huge garden in Wisconsin. I have a few tomatoes and peppers now planted amidst other garden beds with shrubs and herbs. I guess they all live happily together if it is the right spot with enough sun, etc. Up, useful and beautiful votes.


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RTalloni 3 years ago from the short journey Author

Peggy W:

Thanks for letting me know you enjoyed seeing these iris pictures. I'm getting ready to update this hub with this season's photos. We've had so much bothersome wind that it's been difficult to get good shots.

Yes, your veggies and flowers will get along fine, providing a dinner party complete with a bouquet! :)


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Au fait 23 months ago from North Texas

It looks purple to me! I love purple on lots of things, but not everything. It does look good on this iris, though.


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RTalloni 23 months ago from the short journey Author

Yes, in the light needed to show it off on that camera, it does. In natural sunlight, though, the purple shades do not pop out. It truly looks black, and some of the photos show it better. It's an amazing flower to look at when it blooms!

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