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Color Class B9D. Moderately fragrant. ( San Diego’ x sdlg.) x ‘Modoc’. Salbach 1939. Honorable Mention A.I.S. 1941; Award of Merit A.I.S. 1942.DEEP VELVET (Salbach, 1939) Each 50c. A striking introduction, one of the richest and best dark Irises we have yet seen. Self colored in very dark, yet bright, blackish red-purple, with perfectly formed blossoms of very large size. Brownish suffusion at the haft, with deep bronze beard. HM AIS, 1941; AM, 1942.  

From Schreiner’s Iris Lovers Catalog 1943 “An iris of precise styling. We admire its perfection of form, one of the finer examples in iris. Perfect blooms and a marvelous silken sheen, not velvety, but a very deep clear purple violet. It is majestic and bright, dark and not somber. The combination of deep silky glistens with haft shading to claret brown and its dusky gold beard gives it a color from the depths. Pleasantly scented.”

From Cooleys Iris Catalog “A striking introduction, one of the richest and best dark irises we have yet seen. Self colored in very dark, yet bright,blackish red purple with perfectly formed blossoms of very large size.Brownish suffusion at the haft,with deep bronze beard.”

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Deep Velvet

Carl Salbach 1939/1939

Iris Class: Bearded
Bearded Class: Tall Bearded
Age: 1930-1939
Fall Color: Purple
Standard Color: Purple
Pattern: Self
Beard Color: Bronze
Hybridizer: Salbach
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