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■(SPU) 'Midnight Rival'

1993, Johnsen

'Midnight Rival' ( Lawrence Johnsen, R. 1992). Seedling #VYCW 89-3. SPU, 48" (122 cm). Midseason to late bloom. Standards dark amethyst purple; style arms purple, edged lighter, deep purple crests; falls deepest amethyst purple with velvety brown overlay, small yellow signal; ruffled. 'Vintage Year' X 'Crow Wing'. Shepard Iris 1993. Honorable Mention 1998; Award of Merit 2001.

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Photo by Mike GreenfieldMidnight Rival allthingsiris redPhoto by Denise StewartPhoto by Comanche Acres Iris GardensPhoto by AitkenPhoto by Dolores BatesPhoto by Donald Eaves


From AIS Bulletin #289 April 1993 Introducing MIDNIGHT RIVAL (93 Johnsen) SPU-48"-M/L. Blended shades of dark amethyst purple give appearance of black self. Very small yellow signal. Ruffled. (Vintage Year X Far Out). $25.00. Shepard Iris Garden.

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
MidnightRivalDB.jpgjpg MidnightRivalDB.jpg manage 31 K 11 Jun 2011 - 22:10 BetsyHiggins Photo by Dolores Bates
Midnight_Rival.jpgjpg Midnight_Rival.jpg manage 36 K 12 Jan 2010 - 03:19 MichaelGreenfield Photo by Mike Greenfield
Midnight_Rival_allthingsiris_red.jpgjpg Midnight_Rival_allthingsiris_red.jpg manage 49 K 03 Sep 2010 - 17:23 BobPries  
SpuMidnightRivalDE.jpgjpg SpuMidnightRivalDE.jpg manage 58 K 15 Aug 2012 - 19:40 BetsyHiggins Photo by Donald Eaves
midnightrival02.jpgjpg midnightrival02.jpg manage 80 K 14 Aug 2019 - 19:53 TerryLaurin Photo by Denise Stewart
midnightrival4.JPGJPG midnightrival4.JPG manage 50 K 09 May 2013 - 20:42 TerryLaurin Photo by Comanche Acres Iris Gardens
midnightrival5.jpgjpg midnightrival5.jpg manage 23 K 08 Mar 2013 - 20:05 TerryLaurin Photo by Aitken's Salmon Creek Iris Garden
Topic revision: r17 - 11 Sep 2022, Harloiris
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