Type: Tall Bearded (TB)
Originator: Johnson, Thomas
Bloom Season: Midseason late
Awards: Franklin Cup '04. HM '05. Walther Cup '05. 1st Place International Iris Trials in Florence Italy '05. AM '07. Wister Medal '09. Dykes Medal '10.
This stunning dark purple self demonstrates all around excellence. Paul Black's tall show-bench stems bear 11-12 triple-socketed buds. Its large flowers have excellent ruffled form and are smoothly saturated in dark purple color. The dark orange beards create a fascinating color combination. A pronounced spicy fragrance enhances its appeal.