Iris germanica 'Dusky Challenger' is a silky rich purple gem and combines an absolutely gigantic flower with impeccable ruffled form and a beautifully branched stem opening four blooms at once. 'Dusky Challenger' raises the standards of dark Iris to a new level. The Bearded Iris makes a wonderful cut flower, lasting a week or more. They are well suited for meadows, woodland gardens and borders. Dykes Medal award winner.