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■(IB) 'Purple King'

1830, Collector Nathanael Wallich

'Purple King' (Nathanael Wallich, collected 1830, Katmandu, Nepal). Section Iris. IB; Color Class R1D.

See below:

Purple King first year planting, NC Pries photo

References

From Bonnewitz catalog 1920: PURPLE KING. Large-fowered red-purple germanica of fine color. Not for sale.
From Indian Spring Farms catalog, 1927: PURPLE KING. A large-flowered red-purple Iris of fine color that blooms with the Intermediates. 36 inches. 25 cts. each; 60 cts. for 3; $2.00 per doz.
 
"Unlike most of the Iris germanica forms mentioned, 'Nepalensis' has the falls and standards almost the same shade of deep red-purple. The beard hairs are bluish-white at the apex of the beard, graduating to white with orange tips on the haft." -- B. Mathew The Iris. Royal Gardens in 1933 lists as" 30 inches. 'Kochii' color, but larger blooms with broader segments and flaring falls. better grower";2n=24?. Clibran 1881. Iris germanica.

Synonyms

Midnight, Nepalensis, Purple Blush, Purple Prince, Purple Queen, Royal Purple, Spectabile, Spectabilis, Strata, Trautlieb, aatropuurpurea Dykes, germanica atropurpurea, purpurea.

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-- BobPries - 2010-04-14
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Topic revision: r12 - 07 Sep 2022, Harloiris
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