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■(SPX) 'Dark Aura'

1986, Hewitt

'Dark Aura' (Jennifer Hewitt, selector, R. 1996). SPEC-X, 42" (107 cm), Late midseason bloom. Standards dark violet (RHS 88A); style arms reddish violet, paler edges; falls velvety dark violet (near 83A), light yellow (153B) signal edged white, dark veins; spring foliage dark red, stems intense black; slight sweet fragrance. Parentage unknown, involving I. virginica and I. versicolor . Previously registered as Virginica De Luxe. Friesland Staudengarten 1986.

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DarkAura02.JPGdarkaura1.jpegdarkaura2.jpegdarkaura9.jpgDarkAura9.JPGDarkAurafoliage9.JPGDkAura.jpgIMG 7294-X2 dark aura.jpgIris-x-robustaDarkAuraHensler1.jpgSpxDarkAuraDK.jpg


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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
DarkAura02.JPGJPG DarkAura02.JPG manage 81 K 01 May 2014 - 20:14 Main.TLaurin Photo by Ensata Gardens
DarkAura9.JPGJPG DarkAura9.JPG manage 362 K 21 Nov 2022 - 13:39 Main.TLaurin Photo by Lech Komarnicki-Wieglie-Poland
DarkAurafoliage9.JPGJPG DarkAurafoliage9.JPG manage 53 K 22 Apr 2021 - 13:23 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jennifer Hewitt- United Kingdom
DkAura.jpgjpg DkAura.jpg manage 41 K 11 Feb 2010 - 19:20 Main.shanatse  
IMG_7294-X2_dark_aura.jpgjpg IMG_7294-X2_dark_aura.jpg manage 197 K 20 Feb 2016 - 06:12 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
Iris-x-robustaDarkAuraHensler1.jpgjpg Iris-x-robustaDarkAuraHensler1.jpg manage 45 K 24 Aug 2016 - 12:49 BobPries Christy Hensler photo
SpxDarkAuraDK.jpgjpg SpxDarkAuraDK.jpg manage 39 K 29 Jan 2013 - 16:26 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Dennis Kramb
darkaura1.jpegjpeg darkaura1.jpeg manage 69 K 19 Feb 2020 - 16:00 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Carla Lankow slide collection
darkaura2.jpegjpeg darkaura2.jpeg manage 31 K 19 Feb 2020 - 16:01 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Carla Lankow slide collection
darkaura9.jpgjpg darkaura9.jpg manage 185 K 23 Nov 2021 - 16:45 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jean Claude Jacob-Iris de la Baie-France
Topic revision: r19 - 21 Nov 2022, TLaurin
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