TB 30″ EM
From Eden Road Iris Garden catalog for 1959: “Not since Butterscotch Kiss first bloomed here in the garden has an iris attracted so much attention as has Edenite. The name for this dusky dweller in Eden was suggested by Mrs. Thomas Powell of Spokane. The entire flower is a deep red-black with the falls having a sooty black appearance. It should prove a great breeder as it is fertile both ways. H.C. ’58.”
From Schreiner’s Iris Lover’s catalog for 1962: “Here is a startlingly different dark iris. Absolutely different from other darks in that it is a deep, intense, almost sooty deep red-maroon. Crisp, closed standards and flaring falls. Somber and attractive.”
From Cooley’s Gardens catalog for 1963: ” ‘Sooty’ black with a deep red undertone; a seedling of Sable Night. The uniform blackness of this flower immediately attracts all who see it in the garden. Domed standards and flaring falls. Blooms rather early.”
(Great Day X Sable Night), HM 1959, AM 1961.