■(TB) 'Starlit Velvet'
, R. 1990). Seedling# 86-6. TB, 36" (91 cm), Midseason bloom. Ruffled velvety deep black purple (deeper than RHS 79A), small white spray pattern around beard; beards purple, tipped deep bronze. 'Night Lady'
X 'Spinning Wheel'
. Stahly 1991.
| From AIS Bulletin #281 April 1991 Introducing STARLIT VELVET (Stahly '91) TB, 36", M. A pleasingly different "black" is this velvety flower of very deep purple (charts RHS 79A, but deeper). A small, attractive white spray pattern around the beard belies its plicata heritage. Self beards. Semi-flared, blocky and ruffled, primary stalks have four branches and terminal and up to 12 buds. Has attracted lots of attention at two shows where it was entered. Sdlg. 86-6: Night Lady X Spinning Wheel. EC '89, '90; HC '90. $30.00. Harold Stahly.
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