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■(AB) 'Parvar'

Parvar 1900, Van Tubergen

'Parvar' OB (Sir Michael Foster, 1900) AB, DMB, low height, Midseason bloom. Blue blended bitone. I. paradoxa X I. variegata. Foster, Van Tubergen, 1900.

Also listed in MDB web: 'Parvar'.

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From Supplement To The Comprehensive Checklist of Aril and Arilbred Iris by Sharon McAllister, April 2000: PARVAR AB (Sir Michael Foster, BRS). Seedling # NIA. DMB, low height, midseason. I paradoxa X I variegata. AIS Color Class: S3D (blue squalens, with bitone pattern). '76 CL: Blue blended bitone, dark. Court of Iris: "The erect standards are of dark lavender. The small falls of nearly black are typical of its pod parent. There is a heavy purple-black beard. "Rainbow: "Standards dark lavender, erect, open. Falls tiny, nearly black, with a very broad caterpillar-like purplish-black beard exposed almost to the very base of the falls, due to the unique open construction of the flower." Vallette: "very dark violet S.; sooty black F." Foster, 1900; Van Tubergen, 1900. Notes: Name approved; counted as a 22-chromosome diploid, an OB in both systems. Ref: AIS '39, p. 421; ASI '76, p. 64; ASI '78 YB, p. 64; Vallette, p. 178.
Dumfries notes: "IRIS PARVAR x.
This interesting and pretty Iris is one of the few hybrids which have been obtained between the Irises of the sub-genus Oncocyclus and the Pogon-irises. its parents being I. paridoxa of the former, and I variegata of the latter section. I have no positive information regarding the hybridizer, but I have an impression that I was told some time ago that it originated with Sir M. Foster, in his garden at Shelford. The flower illustrated (fig. 149) was produced from a plant obtainedfrom Messrs. Wallace <& Co., of Colchester, last autumn, although I had previously flowered this hybrid, but unfortunately lost the plant through its becoming overgrown by others in a border. This time it has been grown on a low part of the roof of my garden-study, where I am experimenting with the Oncocyclus Irises, and where it was covered with a frame during winter, although air was always admitted and frost was never excluded. The plant produced two stems, each of which cirried two flowers, and these generally follow in their colouring the form of I. paradoxa, called violacea by Mr. Baker. "Purple black" is Messrs. Wallace's description of the colours; but this does not take into account the tawny colours and brown shadings which exist in the flower. It is likely that it will prove to be a much better doer than any of the pure Oncocyclus Irises.
This Iris has been called both paravar and parvar. The former is the more agreeable in sound, but I am not quite certain which it should be called."
From Bonnewitz catalog 1920: PARVAR. Velvety purple-black; odd and yet very beautiful; adaptable to any situation; leaves very narrow and only 6-8 in. $1.

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-- BetsyHiggins - 2010-01-21
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Parvar.jpgjpg Parvar.jpg manage 462 K 11 Dec 2015 - 16:11 BobPries  
Parvarcr.jpgjpg Parvarcr.jpg manage 360 K 11 Dec 2015 - 16:06 BobPries From International Garden Clubs Journal 1918
gardenerschronicle__parvar.jpgjpg gardenerschronicle__parvar.jpg manage 676 K 22 Oct 2013 - 13:35 BobPries Biodiversity Heritage Library
Topic revision: r21 - 05 Mar 2020, Betsy881
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