■(TB) 'Black Castle'
, 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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| 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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