■(TB) 'Deep Velvet'
, R. 1939) TB, Midseason bloom, Color Class B9D. Moderately fragrant. ('San Diego'
x seedling) x 'Modoc'
. Salbach 1939. Honorable Mention A.I.S. 1941; Award of Merit A.I.S. 1942.
| From Carl Salbach catalog 1939: DEEP VELVET (Salbach 1939) - (San Diego x Seedling) x Modoc - Carries the rich velvetiness of Modoc into a bigger, taller flower of better form of a new shade. Deep Velvet is both smooth and rich, yet at the same time is the livest of. dark toned iris. Not only the most regal iris imaginable, but an iris possessing the same glowing "color from the depths" as richest velvet - hence the name. Not comparable to the ordinary dark iris, for although it falls in the blue-black class, it has a red-violet cast that gives it both regalness and great vibrancy. Particularly notable is its smooth finish, although it is a topnotcher in every other way - having good form, substance, and habit. Color (by Ridgway) - Nigrosin violet, with haft of rich blackish red-purple, shading to frosty claret-brown. Dusky goldbeard. Early mid-season. 38-inch. $20.00.
| DEEP VELVET (Salbach, 1939) Each 50c. A striking introduction, one of the richest and best dark Irises we have yet seen. Self colored in very dark, yet bright, blackish red-purple, with perfectly formed blossoms of very large size. Brownish suffusion at the haft, with deep bronze beard. HM AIS, 1941; AM, 1942. Cooley's Iris catalog 1952, p. 12.
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