'Black Satin' ( Elizabeth Nesmith, R. 1950). Sdlg. Seedling 46-55A. TB, 34" (86 cm), Late midseason bloom. Color Class-BVD1, Dark blue-violet self. ( 'The Bishop' x 'Sable') x ' Black Forest'. Fairmount 1951.
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|From Iris Test Garden catalog, 1958: BLACK SATIN. (Nesmith 1951). M. The nearest color in the Wilson Horticultural Chart is aconite violet 937, but even this is not as deep or as blue-black as Black Satin. A self even to the beard. The standards are closely held by the strong midrib; the fails are very flaring and seem dusted with black crystals. Eight flowers on three way branching stalks. H.C., A.I.S. 1949. H.M., A.I.S. 1951. 36 inches. $1.SO.|
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