TB 40″ EM B1D
From Tell’s Iris Gardens catalog for 1951: “Very dark purple with splendid sheen, finish and form.”
From Schreiner’s iris Lover’s catalog for 1952: “A new addition to the very dark colored Iris, Velvet Dusk is a descendant of Sable and carries the coloring of that family of darks with a rich glisten like the glow and sheen of a piece of black fur. The good sized flowers are carried on well-branched stems. The bloom is full, well flared and rounded. Its form seems as if chiseled and the sonorous dull bluish brown beard is in fitting harmony with the flower. Taller stems than most dark Iris possess.”
From Marble Iris Gardens catalog for 1952: “This descendant of Sable carries the same rich black-violet tones. The blossoms are full, well flared and carried on well branched stems. A lovely bluish-brown beard completes the charm of this Iris.”
From Cooley’s gardens catalog for 1957: “This descendant of the famous Sable has equally dark blue-black tones, with rounded flowers and a brownish overlay on the haft. The beard is bluish brown. Later than Sable and a bit taller.”
(Sable X dark sdlg.).