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■(TB) 'Congo Magic'

1973, Hooker

'Congo Magic' (Lerton Hooker, R. 1972). Seedling# 8108. TB, 36" (91 cm), Midseason to late bloom. Black self; ruffled falls have velvet texture, no markings; black beard. Seedling# 4531: ('Black Swan' x 'Black Charm') X 'Indigo Imp'. Tell 1973.

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Photo by HIPS ArchivesPhoto by HIPS ArchivesPhoto scanned from the 1977 Schreiners catalogue by Terry Laurin


From AIS Bulletin #210 July 1973 Introducing CONGO MAGIC (Hooker '73). M-L. 36". (Black Swan & Black Charm) X Indigo Imp. This is without a doubt the blackest TB iris I have seen. It is large, wide and beautifully formed, with excellent substance. Branching is somewhat close and sparse, and it does not always flower on first-year divisions, but it certainly is worth waiting for. #8108. HC '71. Net $25.00. Tell's Garden.

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