CLASS: Tall Bearded
BLOOM SEASON: Mid
DESCRIPTION: Deep blue-black-violet self.
PARENTAGE: ((Blue Glow x Black Belle) x Storm Warning) X ((Velvet Dusk x Black Valor) x Storm Warning)
AWARDS: High Commendation 1960, Honorable Mention 1962, Judges' Choice 1962 & 1963, Award of Merit 1964
From the 1961 Schreiner's Iris Lover's Catalog: Blue-black Iris have always been nuggets of color richness in the Iris colorama, but they have been essentially foreground Iris because of modest height. Imagine, therefore, a black-violet forty inches tall with unprecedented branching and exceptional size! Licorice Stick excels in lustre as a "black" Iris should. Falls are the same color as the standards, but with a pronounced velvety nap. Even the beard is indigo violet. A stunningly beautiful Iris that we are happy to introduce.