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(TB) 'Black Charm'

1962, Hooker

'Black Charm' (Lerton Hooker, R. 1960). Seedling# 93. TB, 36" (91 cm), Early midseason bloom. Color Class-NlB, Black from blue side; blue-black beard. Goodman seedling ('Black Hills' x 'Sable') X 'Total Eclipse'. Tell 1962.

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From Tell’s Gardens catalog, 1962: BLACK CHARM (Lerton Hooker) Midseason-Late 38". (R. Goodman 1621: ((Pierre Menard x Bro. Chas. sdlg.) x (Ebony Queen) X Sib toTotal Eclipse) Richest Royal-purple of excellent form and substance and a bronze-tipped beard. Heavy well branched stalks hold the large flowers in perfect placement. Exhibition Certificate 1960. $25.00
BLACK CHARM (L. Hooker '62) A grand deep purple-black. Elegantly formed flowers on strong, well-branched stalks. Ralph and Helen Lewis, “Iris from the Carolinas to Iowa and Ohio,” Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 179 (October 1965): 89.
Mr. Hooker's BLACK CHARM won the Gold Medal at the International Garden Festival, Hamburg, Germany in 1963. AIS Bulletin #216, January 1975, 12.

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