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(TB 'Ebony Isle'

1949, DeForest

'Ebony Isle' ( Fred DeForest, R. 1943) TB. Late bloom. Color Class-R3D. The Red Douglas X (Rubeo x Alta California). Slight fragrance. Never introduced. Name transferred to another seedling and re-registered.

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From Milliken Iris Gardens catalog, 1952: EBONY ISLE (DeForest). We had looked forward to seeing this iris bloom, and we were not disappointed when the first flower appeared. It is an almost black red-purple with a matching beard, lightly brushed with burnt orange. The flower is rich, smooth and well-formed. 3 ft. $10.00.
EBONY ISLE (DeForest, 1949) Each $10.00. Rich, smooth, well formed flowers of deepest purple, in some lights a red-black. There are no markings of any kind to mar the sleek even richness of the heavy falls. The very dark thickly set beards are tipped burnt orange. In spite of its darkness it glows with color. 33 to 36 inches, late. HM AIS, 1950. Cooley's Gardens Iris catalog, 1952.

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Topic revision: r7 - 20 Jun 2019, Betsy881
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