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■(TB) 'Claret Velvet'

1940, Weed

'Claret Velvet' (Howard Weed, R. 1940). TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-R1D. National 1940.

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From Milliken Iris Gardens catalog, 1948: CLARET VELVET (Weed) A richly colored dark velvety iris with the color running backinto the center of the flower. When light passes through the petals the deep wine color is apparent but this is not noticeable by reflected light. A strong growing, free-flowering variety that is desirable. 2-1/2 feet. $1.00.
From Fairmount Gardens catalog, 1942: CLARET VELVET (Weed 1940) M. A claret wine self with large broad flowers, low branching, and rapid growth. The falls are very velvety and so seem deeper in color. R. 87 1944, R. 86 1945. 32 in. $2.00.

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