I had wanted a black Iris for my garden for a while now but every time I bought one it turned out to be a color other than the "black" was looking for in the garden. I eventually gave up on trying to find this color flower and one day found a boxed rhizome of an Iris that was suppose to bloom brown. Well a year after I planted it the first blooms have emerged and I see that I didn't get the brown flower I purchased-instead it is "black."
To say I was ecstatic when the error was in my favor is an understatement. I rushed down the stairs and spent half and hour getting lost in the dark tones of the flower before I decided to get the camera. As luck would have it this Iris is blooming in the garden next to the Columbine flowers and look great together.
I only wish I had bought more of the "brown" Irises when I bought these rhizomes so I could have a larger clump of them flowering.