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Dusky Challenger

Schreiners 1986/1986

Seedling# 1983-AA. TB, height 39″ (99 cm), Midseason to late bloom. Ruffled silky rich purple; deep violet black beard. Unknown parentage. Schreiner 1986. Honorable Mention 1988; Award of Merit 1990; American Dykes Medal 1992. #1 in 2010 TB Symposium

From Schreiners Iris Lovers Catalog 1985 – the introductory catalog for this iris “A knockout! Dusky Challenger has caught the eye of many garden visitors. We have been constantly asked when Seedling@1983-AA would be ready for introduction. And with good reason. The silky  rich purple gem combines an an absolutely gigantic flower with impeccable ruffled form on a beautifully branched stem opening four blooms at once. See for yourself what has caused this commotion inour photograph below. This wonder raises the standards for dark iris to a new level. Destined to challenge all comers and bound for glory. Order early HC 1984.”

Iris Class:Bearded
Bearded Class:Tall Bearded
Age:1980-1989
Fall Color:Purple
Standard Color:Purple
Pattern:Self
Beard Color:Blue/Purple
Hybridizer:Schreiner
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