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■(TB) 'Dark Boatman'

1954, Cook

'Dark Boatman' (Paul Cook, R. 1953) Seedling 3850. TB, 34" (86 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards anthracene-violet; falls velvety black, tinged dark anthracene-violet; beard dark bluish violet (Ridgway). 'Black Forest' x seedling 12047: ('Modoc' x 'Black Wings') x 'Sable') x ('Sable' x ( 'Modoc' x 'Black Wings')). Longfield 1954. High Commendation 1952. Honorable Mention 1954; Judges' Choice 1955; Award of Merit 1956.

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Introductory Listing from 1954 Longfield CatalogImage from 1954 Longfield CatalogDark BoatmanPhoto by HIPS ArchivesPhoto by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-Canada-taken June 1959Photo by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-Canada-taken June 1960


From Fleur De Lis Gardens catalog 1956: DARK BOATMAN (P. Cook 1954) M. 35 in. Black Forest x ((Modoc x Black Wings) X Sable) x (Sable x (Modoc x Black Wings)). A very fine new black of excellent form that has broad ruffled petals with well domed stands and flaring falls. Standards are dark violet black and the falls are velvety black with a faint overtone of dark violet. The beard is dark violet and the hafts are clean. Choice. H. M.1954. Net 20.00.
From Iris Test Garden catalog, 1958: DARK BOATMAN. (Cook 1954). M. 35 in. One of Mr. Cook's finest new darks. A velvety Iris, exceptionally rich, solid coloring of intense deep violet with more velvety blackish falls. Identical colored beard and smooth unveined haft. H. M. 1954. A. M. 1956. $9.00.


Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

Hardiness Zones 4-8 for most varieties, Some cultivars tolerate colder, others tolerate warmer zones (please comment in comment box with your location if this cultivar grows well in zone 3, 4, 9, or 10.)
Exposure Prefers full sun for optimal performance, may still bloom in half-day shade
Water: Prefers well drained good garden soil, Tolerant of dry conditions in established plants, Intolerant of swampy conditions.
PH Prefers Neutral to basic solis 6.1 to 8.5, quite toleranr of more extreme conditions
Fertilizer Prefers rich conditions on relatively inorganic soils.

BobPries - 21 Apr 2019

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Dark Boatman TB 1954 Longfield CAT Listing.jpgjpg Dark Boatman TB 1954 Longfield CAT Listing.jpg manage 71 K 02 Feb 2024 - 13:23 EdenSprings Introductory Listing from 1954 Longfield Catalog
Dark Boatman TB 1954 Longfield CAT.jpgjpg Dark Boatman TB 1954 Longfield CAT.jpg manage 220 K 02 Feb 2024 - 13:24 EdenSprings Image from 1954 Longfield Catalog
Dark_Boatman.JPGJPG Dark_Boatman.JPG manage 68 K 01 Feb 2011 - 15:37 IrisP  
darkboatman01.JPGJPG darkboatman01.JPG manage 64 K 03 Aug 2020 - 01:55 TerryLaurin Photo by HIPS Archives
darkboatman5.JPGJPG darkboatman5.JPG manage 226 K 27 Jun 2023 - 20:11 TerryLaurin Photo by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-Canada-taken June 1959
darkboatman50.JPGJPG darkboatman50.JPG manage 188 K 27 Jun 2023 - 20:11 TerryLaurin Photo by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-Canada-taken June 1960
Topic revision: r19 - 02 Feb 2024, EdenSprings
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