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(TB) 'Early Dusk'

1962, Brizendine

'Early Dusk' ( Roy Brizendine, R. 1961). Seedling B-3-57. TB, 37" (94 cm). Extra early bloom. Color Class-N1R, Deep black self, from red side; bronze-tipped beard. 'Night Shadow' X ( 'Black Forest' x 'Storm King'). Melrose 1962. High Commendation 1959, 1961.

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From AIS Bulletin #165, April 1962. Introducing EARLY DUSK, HC '59, Sdlg. # B-3-57. (co-introduced with originator, Roy Brizendine). This new BLACK TB is notable for its tall well-branched stem and large flowers, but most happily it is a very early bloomer, opening before any other black and with the very first of the TBs. As witness to this, it was in bloom for the New Jersey convention. Net $20.00.; Melrose.
From Melrose Gardens catalog, 1964: EARLY DUSK (Brizendine) This fluted deep violet to black iris blooms very early in the TB season. It is proving a fine dark for the more temperate areas and is one of the finest blacks on the market. Shimmering velvet finish. NET-10.00.

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Topic revision: r9 - 12 Apr 2018, Betsy881
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