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■(TB) 'Black Castle'

1953, Schreiner

'Black Castle' (Bernard Schreiner, R. 1953) TB, 32" (81 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class-V1D, Self, deep violet, near black. Sister of 'Black Forest' X 'Down East'. Schreiner 1953.

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Black Castle Sch Cat.jpgblack-castle1-10.jpgblack-castle2-10.jpg
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From Schreiner's catalog, 1953: BLACK CASTLE (Schreiner 1953) M. 32". If I may say so, our seedling field has shown some rather remarkable advances in blacks, so much so that a Voltairish visitor abjured us when we get to pure black "not to go any further." In the falls of BLACK CASTLE, accurately depicted on page 2, we have really reached almost the limit. (The left standard is over-exposed.) BLACK CASTLE is not quite as tall as STORM WARNING but in its falls is even closer to jet. The orange beard is indescribably rich. For a really deep orange tone in the symphony of iris colors, try these new blacks! No. G254C. $20.00.
From Iris Test Garden catalog, 1958: BLACK CASTLE. (Schreiner 1953). M. 32 inches. In the falls of Black Castle, we have really reached almost the limit of coloring. Black Castle is not quite as tall as Storm Warning but in its falls is even closer to jet.The orange beard is indescribably rich. $2.25.
 
 

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-- KentPfeiffer - 2010-06-10
Topic attachments
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Black Castle Sch Cat.jpgjpg Black Castle Sch Cat.jpg manage 37 K 28 Nov 2017 - 16:20 BobPries From Schreiners 1953 catalog
black-castle1-10.jpgjpg black-castle1-10.jpg manage 27 K 11 Jul 2010 - 01:18 Main.mikeu Black Castle by Mike Unser
black-castle2-10.jpgjpg black-castle2-10.jpg manage 33 K 11 Jul 2010 - 01:19 Main.mikeu Black Castle by Mike Unser
Topic revision: r13 - 17 Mar 2018, Harloiris
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