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■(AB) 'Amethyst Butterfly'

1981, Danielson

'Amethyst Butterfly' OGB+ ( Henry Danielson, R. 1981). Seedling 79-1. AB, 24" (61 cm). Early to midseason bloom. Standards purple; Falls reddish tan; black signal; tan beard. 'Big Black Bumblebee' X 'Ardrun'. Pleasure Iris Gardens, 1981.

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From AIS Bulletin #241 April 1981 Introducing AMETHYST BUTTERFLY-Sdlg. 79-1, AB, 24", EM. This arilbred is quite similar to Big Black Bumblebee but a far stronger flower in growth. A sure bloomer each year with its increases the previous year. Also does not object to being moved in the fall as BBB is. Rhizomes are large with three to four increases each year. Two flowers per stalk, sometimes three. Very fertile both ways. S. purple; F. reddish tan, large black signals; tan beards. If you had trouble blooming BBB, this one won't disappoint you. Big Black Bumblebee X Ardrun. $35.00. Pleasure Iris Gardens.
From Pleasure Iris Gardens catalog, 1984: AMETHYST BUTTERFLY--Arilbred 24". Sdlg. 79-1, Big Black Bumblebee x Ardrun, S. Purple, F. Reddish tan, black signals, tan beard. This Iris looks practically like Big Black Bumblebee, but a better grower and a fast increaser. The good quality of this Iris of 1/2 arilbred is that it is a sure bloomer each spring, Blooming on its last year increases, three flower per stalk. $5.00

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Topic revision: r14 - 30 Jul 2018, Betsy881
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