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TB 40″ M R1D

From Cooley’s 1958 catalog: “The first large dark Iris with a reddish silken sheen on top of a coal-black undertone. Extra large, nicely branched 42″ in height.”

(Ethiop Queen X Velvet Dusk).

Note: Name released by John Dee Wareham, who had registered an R4D as Congo in 1924.

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Congo

B. Schreiner, R&I 1953

Iris Class: Bearded
Bearded Class: Tall Bearded
Age: 1950-1959
Fall Color: Black/Near Black
Standard Color: Black/Near Black
Pattern: Self
Beard Color: Dark/Blk/Brn
Hybridizer: Schreiner
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