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■(SDB) 'Dark Vader'

1987, Miller

'Dark Vader' (Lynda Miller, R. 1985). Seedling 3784. SDB, height 11" (28 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards dark blue violet; Falls black; bushy blue beard; ruffled. 'Mrs. Nate Rudolph' X 'Abracadabra'. Miller's Manor 1987. Honorable Mention 1989; Award of Merit 1991; Cook Douglas Medal 1993.

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References

From AIS Bulletin #265 April 1987 Introducing DARK VADER (R. & L. Miller) SOB, 11", M. Very dark blue-violet standards dome above ruffled black falls. Bushy blue beards accent the flaring falls. Will please the fancier of black iris as its form stands out in the garden. Sdlg. 3874: Mrs. Nate Rudolph X Abracadabra. $12.50. Miller's Manor Garden.
 

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-- LoicT - 2009-12-22
  • SDB 'Dark Vader' was blooming at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, zone 4b, approximately, May 11-25, in 2017. Dark Vader's beard is blue at the tip end, but is orange in the throat. -- HollyJohnson2017-04-01 - 07 Aug 2017
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20170510_114758SDB Dark Vader (2).jpgjpg 20170510_114758SDB Dark Vader (2).jpg manage 203 K 07 Aug 2017 - 01:39 HollyJohnson2017-04-01 Single bud of SDB Dark Vader. Photo taken by Holly Johnson at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, zone 4b, 5/10/2017.
20170514_121320 (2)SDB Dark Vader.jpgjpg 20170514_121320 (2)SDB Dark Vader.jpg manage 867 K 07 Aug 2017 - 01:46 HollyJohnson2017-04-01 View of tops of style arms and beard of SDB Dark Vader. Photo taken by Holly Johnson at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, zone 4b, 5/14/2017.
20170514_121443 (2)SDB Dark Vader.jpgjpg 20170514_121443 (2)SDB Dark Vader.jpg manage 342 K 07 Aug 2017 - 01:44 HollyJohnson2017-04-01 Side angle view of SDB Dark Vader. Note that the beard is orange in the throat. Photo taken by Holly Johnson at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, zone 4b, 5/14/2017.
20170519_122927SDB_Dark_Vader_(2).jpgjpg 20170519_122927SDB_Dark_Vader_(2).jpg manage 649 K 21 May 2017 - 17:22 HollyJohnson2017-04-01 SDB Dark Vader- Photo by Holly Johnson taken on May 19, 2017 after rain during previous days at Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Zone 4b
DARK-VADER.jpgjpg DARK-VADER.jpg manage 40 K 16 Dec 2010 - 06:43 Main.Bill Photo by Vicki Craig
DARKVADER01.jpgjpg DARKVADER01.jpg manage 131 K 02 Dec 2015 - 16:06 Main.TLaurin Photo by Schwertlilienoase Klaus Burkhardt-Germany
DARKVADER02.jpgjpg DARKVADER02.jpg manage 130 K 02 Dec 2015 - 16:07 Main.TLaurin Photo by Schwertlilienoase Klaus Burkhardt-Germany
DARKVADER03.jpgjpg DARKVADER03.jpg manage 105 K 03 Mar 2017 - 13:43 Main.TLaurin Photo by Schwertilienoase Klaus Burkhardt-Germany
DARKVADER04.jpgjpg DARKVADER04.jpg manage 120 K 03 Mar 2017 - 13:44 Main.TLaurin Photo by Schwertilienoase Klaus Burkhardt-Germany
Dark-Vader.jpgjpg Dark-Vader.jpg manage 59 K 02 Dec 2010 - 16:13 EleanorHutchison Photo by Sandy Eggertson, St Andrews, Manitoba, Canada, Z3
DarkVader01.jpgjpg DarkVader01.jpg manage 155 K 26 Feb 2017 - 22:20 Main.TLaurin Photo by Glanavon Iris Patch-New Zealand
DarkVader03.JPGJPG DarkVader03.JPG manage 199 K 27 Dec 2016 - 15:40 Main.TLaurin Photo by Elizabeth Rieniets
DarkVader3.jpgjpg DarkVader3.jpg manage 136 K 27 Oct 2016 - 13:28 Main.TLaurin Photo by Pilmore Gardens
Dark_Vader_1987_Miller_sdb.JPGJPG Dark_Vader_1987_Miller_sdb.JPG manage 54 K 22 Dec 2009 - 10:35 Main.tasquierloic Photo : Loïc TASQUIER - The Netherlands Zone 7
dark-vader4-10.jpgjpg dark-vader4-10.jpg manage 64 K 24 Apr 2010 - 22:30 Main.mikeu Dark Vader by Mike Unser
dark_vader.JPGJPG dark_vader.JPG manage 48 K 10 Jan 2013 - 13:52 Main.Iriswarehouse iriswarehouse
darkvader01.jpegjpeg darkvader01.jpeg manage 69 K 29 Aug 2014 - 16:02 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham
darkvader02.jpgjpg darkvader02.jpg manage 62 K 21 Jul 2014 - 21:01 Main.TLaurin Photo by Damon Gardens
darkvader03.JPGJPG darkvader03.JPG manage 63 K 27 Nov 2014 - 22:26 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
darkvader04.JPGJPG darkvader04.JPG manage 72 K 27 Nov 2014 - 22:28 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
darkvader05.JPGJPG darkvader05.JPG manage 77 K 29 Dec 2014 - 03:13 Main.TLaurin Photo by Aurora Borealis Iris Garden, Aurora, ON Canada
darkvader06.JPGJPG darkvader06.JPG manage 95 K 29 Dec 2014 - 03:15 Main.TLaurin Photo by Aurora Borealis Iris Garden, Aurora, ON Canada
darkvader07.JPGJPG darkvader07.JPG manage 64 K 19 Jul 2015 - 01:40 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
darkvader08.jpgjpg darkvader08.jpg manage 35 K 07 Jul 2013 - 14:37 Main.TLaurin Photo by Schreiner's Iris Gardens
darkvader09.jpgjpg darkvader09.jpg manage 162 K 05 Jun 2018 - 19:19 Main.TLaurin Photo by Holly Johnson at the Minnesota Landscape Aboretum-Zone4B
darkvader1.jpgjpg darkvader1.jpg manage 188 K 03 Jun 2016 - 18:39 Main.TLaurin Photo by Karen Lockyear at Aurora Borealis Iris Garden,Aurora,Ontario,Canada
darkvader10.jpgjpg darkvader10.jpg manage 41 K 21 Jan 2014 - 16:04 Main.TLaurin Photo by Iris of Sissinghurst,UK
darkvader11.jpgjpg darkvader11.jpg manage 155 K 29 May 2018 - 20:31 Main.TLaurin Photo by Barbara-Jean Jackson-Manitoba,Canada
darkvader12.JPGJPG darkvader12.JPG manage 382 K 04 Apr 2019 - 18:22 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen-London,Ont.-Canada Zone 5
darkvader2.jpgjpg darkvader2.jpg manage 162 K 03 Jun 2016 - 18:40 Main.TLaurin Photo by Karen Lockyear at Aurora Borealis Iris Garden,Aurora,Ontario,Canada
darkvader3.jpgjpg darkvader3.jpg manage 26 K 30 May 2013 - 19:38 Main.TLaurin Photo by Seagate Irises
darkvader4.jpgjpg darkvader4.jpg manage 147 K 08 Jun 2016 - 03:18 Main.TLaurin Photo by Barbara-Jean Jackson,Manitoba-Canada
darkvader5.JPGJPG darkvader5.JPG manage 505 K 03 May 2017 - 03:22 Main.TLaurin Photo by Wisconsin Iris Society
darkvader6.JPGJPG darkvader6.JPG manage 65 K 29 Jan 2012 - 04:21 Main.htb ©2006 Laurie Frazer
darkvader7.jpgjpg darkvader7.jpg manage 65 K 02 Jun 2017 - 00:03 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sandy Gessner Eggertson-Merlebleu Iris Garden-Manitoba,Canada
darkvader8.jpgjpg darkvader8.jpg manage 314 K 20 Nov 2017 - 14:40 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-France
darkvader9.jpgjpg darkvader9.jpg manage 65 K 31 Oct 2013 - 22:55 Main.TLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-France
Topic revision: r39 - 04 Apr 2019, TLaurin
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