TB 36″ M B9D
From Cooley’s Gardens catalog for 1947: “The falls are a very velvety rich Pansy-purple with almost no veining at the haft. Standards are several shades lighter than the falls, making a very striking color combination. Plushlike substance with a glistening sheen. 36 inches, well branched.”
From National iris Gardens catalog for 1947: “Take a deep purple night with starlight breaking through and you’ll visualize this striking iris – for its falls are a rich dark purple with standards of brighter and lighter shades of blue. Flower form and substance are excellent.”
(Indian Chief x VD almost Black seedling), HM 1943, AM 1945.
From Schreiner’s Iris Lover’s catalog for 1947: “Do you have trouble growing the very dark iris? Here is a fool proof version – a deeply colored, rich, handsome blackish pansy purple without veins. It is floriferous to a remarkable extent and its easy growing qualities assure that it will be in great demand.”