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■(TB) 'Dark Boatman'

1954, Cook

'Dark Boatman' (Paul Cook, R. 1953) Seedling 3850. TB, 34" (86 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards anthracene-violet, falls velvety black, tinged dark anthracene-violet; beard dark bluish violet (Ridgway). 'Black Forest' x seedling 12047: ('Modoc' x 'Black Wings') x 'Sable') x ('Sable' x ( 'Modoc' x 'Black Wings')). Longfield 1954. High Commendation 1952. Honorable Mention 1954; Judges' Choice 1955; Award of Merit 1956.

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From Fleur De Lis Gardens catalog 1956: DARK BOATMAN (P. Cook 1954) M. 35 in. Black Forest x ((Modoc x Black Wings) X Sable) x (Sable x (Modoc x Black Wings)). A very fine new black of excellent form that has broad ruffled petals with well domed stands and flaring falls. Standards are dark violet black and the falls are velvety black with a faint overtone of dark violet. The beard is dark violet and the hafts are clean. Choice. H. M.1954. Net 20.00.
From Iris Test Garden catalog, 1958: DARK BOATMAN. (Cook 1954). M. 35 in. One of Mr. Cook's finest new darks. A velvety Iris, exceptionally rich, solid coloring of intense deep violet with more velvety blackish falls. Identical colored beard and smooth unveined haft. H. M. 1954. A. M. 1956. $9.00.

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