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â– (TB) 'After Dark'

1963, Schreiner

'After Dark' ( Schreiner, R. 1963). Seedling R-905-A. TB, 44" (112 cm), Early midseason bloom . Dark violet-blue black; deep red beard. 'Black Taffeta' X 'King's Choice'. Schreiners 1963. High Commendation 1962, Honorable Mention 1964.

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From Schreiner’s catalog, 1963: AFTER DARK (Schreiner 1963) E. 44". $20.00. Like the basso-profundo notes of the bass-viol in "Mozart's Linz Symphony, the velvety deep-violet iris provide magnificent contrast and deep-toned richness in an iris planting. Forty-four inch tall After Dark is not the first tall deep violet but it does represent progress in its four-branched stems, lusty growth, and exuberant bud-count. This is the heaviest blooming deep violet that we know of and with its fine size, ruffling, and velvety nap it is a superb garden iris. After Dark won a Highly Commended award last year from AIS judges. Pictured on page 3, Seedling No. R905-A.

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
AfterDark09.JPGJPG AfterDark09.JPG manage 44 K 22 Mar 2022 - 12:40 Main.TLaurin Photo taken in the Parc Floral de Vincennes,Paris,France,Zone 7
after-dark1-16.jpgjpg after-dark1-16.jpg manage 166 K 11 Jun 2016 - 21:34 Main.mikeu Photo taken at Presby Memorial Iris Gardens by Mike Unser
after-dark2-16.jpgjpg after-dark2-16.jpg manage 162 K 11 Jun 2016 - 21:34 Main.mikeu Photo taken at Presby Memorial Iris Gardens by Mike Unser
afterdark90.JPGJPG afterdark90.JPG manage 97 K 22 Mar 2022 - 12:43 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Topic revision: r15 - 24 Mar 2022, TLaurin
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