My black iris (Iris chrysographes) is sprouting! I planted five seeds but this is the first, and hopefully not last, to sprout. I kept the seeds in the fridge in moist paper towel for about a month to stratify them. After planting this one sprouted in about two weeks. This variety of iris is semi-aquatic and can't be allowed to dry out as a seedling. Hopefully within a year or two I'll see the first flowers. Growing things from seed sure takes time!