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■(TB) 'The Black Douglas'

1934, Sass

'The Black Douglas' (Jacob Sass, 1934) TB 36" Midseason bloom. Color Class-B7D. Purple based foliage. Honorable Mention 1936.

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From Sass catalog, 1937: THE BLACK DOUGLAS (J. Sass, 1934)- S. dark violet, F. blackish violet. Blue beard tipped yellow. A fine dark colored iris. Branching stem 36 inches tall. $5.00
The Black Douglas: (J. Sass). Well branched tall stalk with very dark well shaped blackish purple flowers, not as well formed as one might like. [Belsley, Ray J., Varietal Comments. Bulletin of the American Iris Society 74 (July 1939), 19.]
From Robert Wayman catalog 1940_: THE BLACK DOUGLAS - "This is unquestionably the best of the new dark tones or so-called blacks. It is a very richly and deeply colored iris of perfect form, heavy substance, huge size and a prolific bloomer. The general effect is an intense deep blackish pansy violet and it seems to be cut out of velvet." Honorable Mention 1936.

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TheBlackDouglas300.jpgjpg TheBlackDouglas300.jpg manage 82 K 13 Nov 2018 - 22:04 Main.TLaurin Photo by Argyle Acres
TheBlackDouglas34Sass.JPGJPG TheBlackDouglas34Sass.JPG manage 74 K 14 May 2010 - 21:19 KentPfeiffer Sass Memorial Garden near Ashland, Nebraska
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the-black-douglas1.jpgjpg the-black-douglas1.jpg manage 35 K 11 Jul 2010 - 19:48 Main.mikeu The Black Douglas by Mike Unser
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theblackdouglas1.jpgjpg theblackdouglas1.jpg manage 135 K 12 Jun 2016 - 03:25 Main.TLaurin Photo by Eleanor Hutchison-Manitoba,Canada
theblackdouglas2.jpgjpg theblackdouglas2.jpg manage 212 K 08 Jun 2017 - 01:26 Main.TLaurin Photo by Eleanor Hutchison near Winnipeg,Manitoba,Canada-Z3
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