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■(MDB) 'Atroviolacea'

1856, Author-- A. Todaro

'Atroviolacea' (Augustino Todaro, 1856). DB, height 4-5" (10-18 cm). Very early bloom. Red-violet bitone; white beards. Collected; probable natural hybrid between I. lutescens and I. pumila . Todaro 1856. Honorable Mention 1951; Caparne Award 1952.

Note: A.I.S. approved name: 'Pumila Atroviolacea', though not I. pumila .

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From Meadow Mountain Bulb Farm catalog 1931: ATROVIOLACEA. A fine deep violet purple self. 6 to 9 ins. 4 for 50c., 25 for $1.50, 100 for $5.00.
Atroviolacea. A dwarf bearded variety flowering in April. Standards and falls deep violet. Six inches. The first bearded Iris to bloom - - - $0.25. Longfield Iris Farm catalog, 1930.

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-- RobertPries - 2009-10-26
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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Atroviolacea.jpgjpg Atroviolacea.jpg manage 69 K 05 Jan 2010 - 19:21 EleanorHutchison Photo by El Hutchison, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Z3
Atroviolacea_fl.JPGJPG Atroviolacea_fl.JPG manage 61 K 05 Sep 2011 - 04:59 IrisP  
MDBAtrovalacea_7.jpgjpg MDBAtrovalacea_7.jpg manage 55 K 28 Oct 2010 - 01:32 Main.cirisonpond As grown in Boise, Id at by Carol & Ken Coleman
PumilaAtroviolacea02.JPEGJPEG PumilaAtroviolacea02.JPEG manage 53 K 10 May 2014 - 14:12 Main.TLaurin Photo courtesy of Mike Lowe from original HIPS website
atro01.JPGJPG atro01.JPG manage 75 K 24 Dec 2014 - 21:58 Main.TLaurin Photo by Aurora Borealis Iris Garden, Aurora, ON Canada
atro02.JPGJPG atro02.JPG manage 96 K 24 Dec 2014 - 22:12 Main.TLaurin Photo by Aurora Borealis Iris Garden, Aurora, ON Canada
atroviolacea01.jpgjpg atroviolacea01.jpg manage 60 K 21 Aug 2014 - 02:08 Main.TLaurin Photo by Iris City Gardens
atroviolaea4.JPGJPG atroviolaea4.JPG manage 37 K 04 May 2013 - 13:21 Main.TLaurin Photo by Ginny Spoon
Topic revision: r19 - 04 May 2019, Betsy881
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