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■(SDB) 'Forte'

1987, Black

'Forte' (Paul Black, R. 1987). Seedling 82-202A. SDB, 12" (36 cm), Midseason to late bloom. Standards vibrant rose-orchid; Falls deep velvety black-red; bronze beard tipped lavender; pronounced sweet fragrance. 'Clay's Caper' X 'Crimson Velvet'. Mid-America Gardens 1987. Honorable Mention 1990.

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Photo by Riversdale Iris-AustraliaC T Iris PatchDetail of photo by Betsy HigginsPhoto by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-CanadaPhoto by NolaPhoto by Paul Black-Mid America GardenPhoto by Paul Black-Mid America Garden


From Mid-America Garden catalog, 1987: FORTE - SOB, 12" (30 cm), Midseason-Late. Strong, loud, and demanding of attention; that is Forte's color. Standards have an almost white rib overlaid with blue-violet veins blending rapidly out to vibrant rose orchid petalcolor. Falls are deep velvety black cherry with dark purple beards underlaid with bronze. Form is full but with an open, light feeling. Great garden color. Sdlg. 82202A: Clay's Caper X Crimson Velvet. $10.00.

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Forte90.jpgjpg Forte90.jpg manage 31 K 22 Oct 2021 - 02:43 TerryLaurin Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
forte01.jpgjpg forte01.jpg manage 109 K 20 Sep 2016 - 01:38 TerryLaurin Photo by Riversdale Iris-Australia
forte2.JPGJPG forte2.JPG manage 31 K 22 Mar 2013 - 18:33 TerryLaurin C&T Iris Patch
forte2bh.JPGJPG forte2bh.JPG manage 9 K 08 Nov 2016 - 16:12 BetsyHiggins Detail of photo by Betsy Higgins
forte5.JPGJPG forte5.JPG manage 129 K 21 Jun 2023 - 20:06 TerryLaurin Photo by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-Canada
forte90.JPGJPG forte90.JPG manage 191 K 30 Apr 2023 - 02:13 TerryLaurin Photo by Paul Black-Mid America Garden
forte91.JPGJPG forte91.JPG manage 211 K 30 Apr 2023 - 02:13 TerryLaurin Photo by Paul Black-Mid America Garden
Topic revision: r23 - 23 Jun 2023, Harloiris
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