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■(TB) 'Dark Chocolate'

1954, Murray

'Dark Chocolate' ( George Murray, R. 1952). Seedling 88-B. TB, 37" (94 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class-O1, Medium to dark chocolate-brown, brown beard. 'Tobacco Road' x 'Grand Marshal'. Tell, Lyon 1954. High Commendation 1953. Honorable Mention 1954.

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From Wallace Iris Gardens catalog 1955: DARK CHOCOLATE - (George H. Murray). (Tobacco Road x Grand Marshall.) The name is very befitting this dark chocolate self that is free of any red tones. A large, wide, somewhat ruffled, heavily substanced flower. The color is such an advance in this class that it has created quite a sensation among the fanciers who save seen it. Height 38 inches. 7 to 9 buds. H. C. '53. NET $25.00.
From Iris Test Garden catalog, 1958: DARK CHOCOLATE. (G. Murray 1954).E.-M. 38 inches. (Tobacco Road x Grand Marshal). A large, wide, flaring chocolate self with a few haft reticulations. Will be a marvelous breeder. H. C. 1953. H. M. 1954. $7.SO.
 
From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog 1963: DARK CHOCOLATE (Murray '54) EM-38". A clean, dark chocolate color-as dark as Baker's chocolate, very large & tall, with good branching, very heavy substan,ce. Very profuse flowering. Rich, dark & commanding. HM'54; AM '59. Tobacco Road X Grand Marshal.Regularly $1.50; on $10 ortler 95c; on $25 order 75c; 3 for $2.05; 10 for $6.15.


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DarkChocolateCT.jpgjpg DarkChocolateCT.jpg manage 95 K 29 Oct 2011 - 00:08 Main.Betsy881 Photo by C & T Iris Patch
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darkchocolate1-mujb.jpgjpg darkchocolate1-mujb.jpg manage 42 K 17 Feb 2013 - 02:55 Main.Harloiris photo Mike Unser
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Topic revision: r18 - 15 Jun 2019, Betsy881
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