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(TB) 'General Mark W. Clark'

1962, Watkins

'General Mark W. Clark' (Edward and Arthur Watkins, R. 1960). Seedling# 57-15AA. TB, 38" (97 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class-R1D, Garnet red self. 'Sable Night' X 'Garnet Royal'. Fairmount 1962.

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From Fairmount Gardens catalog, 1962: GENERAL MARK W. CLARK 57-15AA (E. and A. Watkins 1962) M.L. Rich and resplendent in color this handsome very dark iris has the poise and perfection of form that is seldom seen in an iris. It is a self of deep velvety almost black maroon. (1030) is the nearest color in the R.H.S. chart. The standards are closely domed and firmly held and are lustrous but not velvety. The falls are arched and flaring with a firm very velvety finish and there are no venations around the bronzy beard that is tipped maroon. Perfectly branched with three branches and terminal and thoroughly hardy it is a great addition to any garden. H.C.A.I.S. 1960. Sable Night x Garnet Royal. 36 in. $20.00

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