The Black Douglas

J. Sass, R&I 1934
Iris Class:
Bearded
Bearded Class:
Tall Bearded
Age:
1930-1939
Fall Color:
Black/Near Black
Standard Color:
Purple
Pattern:
Bitone
Beard Color:
Blue/Purple
Hybridizer:
Sass J
PBF:
Yes

Full Description

TB 36″ M B7D

From Robert Wayman’s catalog 1940: “This is unquestionably the best of the new dark tones or so-called blacks. It is a very richly and deeply colored iris of perfect form, heavy substance, huge size and a prolific bloomer. The general effect is an intense deep blackish pansy violet and it seems to be cut out of velvet.”

From National Iris Gardens catalog for 1948: “Velvety deep violet flower with a black sheen. Moderate in size, rich in texture.”

From Walter Marx’s Gardens catalog for 1948: “The best cheap black iris. Not quite as dark as Sable but same color. Often blooms again in the fall.”

HM 1936.