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(AB) 'Purple Opal'

1959, Lewis

'Purple Opal' (Charles H. Lewis, R. 1954) Eupogocyclus hybrid. TB, 32" (81 cm). Midseason bloom. Wine-purple bitone, near self, Falls velvety, few haft marks. 'Ormohr' X 'Red Valor'. Lewis 1959.

Also listed in TB web. 'Purple Opal'.

NOTE: This iris has not been accepted as an arilbred by the Aril Society International because it does not exhibit the aril characteristics necessary for ASI acceptance.

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From AIS Bulletin #153, April 1959. Introducing PURPLE OPAL-Tall Red-Purple, Opalescent sheen. $10.00. Lewis Gardens

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