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■(TB) 'Black Nitie'

1962, Benson

'Black Nitie' (Z. Benson, R. 1959). Seedling# 4-4-19-6. TB, 30" (76 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class-V3D, Standards plum-purple; falls darker with green overlay, gold beard. From seedlings involving 'Storm Warning', 'Black Forest', and 'Night Shadow'. Z. Benson 1962. High Commendation 1959, 1962; Honorable Mention 1963.

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From AIS Bulletin #169, April 1963. BLACK NITIE-TB, Midseason, 30" $20.00. A breathtaking black purple, highlighted by a luminescent green sheen, and a golden beard that sets it apart from other blacks! The large, perfectly formed flower reminds one of shimmering black satin draped on a beautiful frame, hence the name. Fertile both ways, and is proving to be a good breeder for green buds that might lead to that green iris. Sdlg. #4-4-19-6. H.C. '59. $20.00. Z. Benson.

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Black_Nitie.jpgjpg Black_Nitie.jpg manage 23 K 12 Nov 2010 - 14:40 UnknownUser Courtesy of Mike Lowe from original HIPS website
blacknitie01.JPGJPG blacknitie01.JPG manage 81 K 09 Dec 2014 - 13:19 Main.TLaurin Photo by Kathryn Mohr
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Topic revision: r10 - 15 Apr 2018, Betsy881
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