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■(TB) 'Deep Velvet'

1939, Salbach

'Deep Velvet' (Carl Salbach, R. 1939) TB, Midseason bloom, Color Class B9D. Moderately fragrant. ('San Diego' x seedling) x 'Modoc'. Salbach 1939. Honorable Mention A.I.S. 1941; Award of Merit A.I.S. 1942.

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From Carl Salbach catalog 1939: DEEP VELVET (Salbach 1939) - (San Diego x Seedling) x Modoc - Carries the rich velvetiness of Modoc into a bigger, taller flower of better form of a new shade. Deep Velvet is both smooth and rich, yet at the same time is the livest of. dark toned iris. Not only the most regal iris imaginable, but an iris possessing the same glowing "color from the depths" as richest velvet - hence the name. Not comparable to the ordinary dark iris, for although it falls in the blue-black class, it has a red-violet cast that gives it both regalness and great vibrancy. Particularly notable is its smooth finish, although it is a topnotcher in every other way - having good form, substance, and habit. Color (by Ridgway) - Nigrosin violet, with haft of rich blackish red-purple, shading to frosty claret-brown. Dusky goldbeard. Early mid-season. 38-inch. $20.00.
DEEP VELVET (Salbach, 1939) Each 50c. A striking introduction, one of the richest and best dark Irises we have yet seen. Self colored in very dark, yet bright, blackish red-purple, with perfectly formed blossoms of very large size. Brownish suffusion at the haft, with deep bronze beard. HM AIS, 1941; AM, 1942. Cooley's Iris catalog 1952, p. 12.

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DeepVelvet11.JPGJPG DeepVelvet11.JPG manage 93 K 14 Aug 2021 - 21:16 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
DeepVelvet12BHI.JPGJPG DeepVelvet12BHI.JPG manage 75 K 17 Apr 2012 - 15:16 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
DeepVelvetBHI.jpgjpg DeepVelvetBHI.jpg manage 127 K 17 Nov 2011 - 23:22 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
IMG_7349.jpgjpg IMG_7349.jpg manage 356 K 20 Dec 2018 - 23:54 Main.davepote Photo by David Potembski, Presby 2016
deepvelvet02.JPGJPG deepvelvet02.JPG manage 72 K 27 Jun 2014 - 16:06 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
deepvelvet1.JPGJPG deepvelvet1.JPG manage 653 K 09 May 2018 - 19:44 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
Topic revision: r14 - 31 Mar 2022, TLaurin
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