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■(SIB) 'Velvet Night'

1962, Edwards

'Velvet Night' ( Peg Edwards, R. 1959). Seedling A-202. SIB, 20" (51 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class-V1BD, Dark blue-violet self. Parentage unknown. Melrose 1962. Honorable Mention 1963; Morgan Award 1969.

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From AIS Bulletin #165, April 1962. Introducing VELVET NIGHT (Peggy Edwards). Siberian. Though not a large flower, this iris is unique with its deep, very velvety violet color with no distracting marks. Vigorous and floriferous. Net $10.00.

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-- LaurieFrazer - 2010-01-30
  • SIB 'Velvet Night' was blooming at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, zone 4b, approximately, June 8-12, in 2017. It has spathes that are almost maroon in color, but I didn't see any Purple Based Foliage at the base of the leaves. -- HollyJohnson2017-04-01 - 10 Aug 2017
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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
VelvetNight1.jpgjpg VelvetNight1.jpg manage 21 K 15 Jun 2016 - 20:11 Main.TLaurin Photo by Tranquil Lake Nursery
velvetnight01.jpgjpg velvetnight01.jpg manage 109 K 20 Jun 2017 - 21:41 Main.TLaurin SIB Velvet Night. Photo taken by Holly Johnson, at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, zone 4b, on 6/09/2017.
velvetnight1.JPGJPG velvetnight1.JPG manage 776 K 11 Jun 2018 - 02:41 Main.TLaurin Photo by Vicki Flanagan
Topic revision: r13 - 11 Jun 2018, TLaurin
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