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From Lloyd Austins’s 1965 Catalog, “Lloyd Austin’s WorldFamous Iris Color Guidebook”.

Outstanding for size and its deep mysterious coloring. A large flower with a spread of 6″. Standards reddish amethyst; falls large, very rounded, velvety blackish crimson, with striking creamy white beards. Very novel, completely unlike any other re-bloomer. Reblooms in Oct and Nov and on into winter when climate permits. Pollen plentiful (Russian Bronze x April Showers)


Provenance: Image 1 from garden of L Munro, Newfoundland NJ, 2009; iris obtained from Riverview Iris Gardens 2006.

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Dark Mystery

Austin 1962

Iris Class: Bearded
Bearded Class: Tall Bearded
Age: 1960-1969
Fall Color: Red/Maroon
Standard Color: Red/Maroon
Pattern: Bitone
Beard Color: White
Hybridizer: Austin
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