IB 24″ M B9D
From Wing Seed Company 1920 “New. One of the richest and most beautiful flowers in our collection. Very Scarce. S. purple-violet; F deep velvet violet. REarly 1.00.”
From Carl Salbach 1924 “S. red violet, f. deeper and velvety. Fine color and inclined in California to bloom in late fall as well as spring 2 feet.
From Rainbow Gardens catalog for 1925: “(syn. Archbishop) S. rich purple violet; F. deepest velvety violet; extremely rich coloring. A rare and very beautiful flower, late flowering.”
Provenance: Image 1 from Presby Iris Gardens, Montclair NJ – 2006.