BLACK PRINCE, et al.
In response to my earlier question about BLACK PRINCE and its synonyms, Larry
: Take a look on Page 318 (center) of AIS's GARDEN IRISES ( edited by L. F.
: Does this shed any light ? Or does it make things more confusing ?
Actually, it illuminates the confusion....
For the benefit of lurkers who may not have access to this book (published in
1959), it reads:
"Dominion (Bliss, 1917) (Cordelia [or Black Prince] x Amas)"
The 1939 CL identifies Amos Perry's most famous iris as "BLACK PRINCE, from
which descended the DOMINION race".
In his book "Iris for Every Garden" (1947), Sydney Mitchell wrote " A. J.
Bliss, an English breeder, raised the famous Dominion by crossing the diploid
Cordelia and the blue-purple Armenian iris amas."
: it is quite a maze if you look up (in the '39 C.L. ) --Dominion - Black
: Prince - Cordelia and Liberia.. It 's quite a 'circle' (?)
More like one of those hypnotic spirals --
DOMINION = (CORDELIA x MACRANTHA)
CORDELIA = parentage unknown
BLACK PRINCE = parentage unknown
LIBERIA = parentage unknown
AMAS synonyms: Amasia, Amos, Artindale, Macrantha, William Tell, William III.
And finally, a note in the entry for BLACK PRINCE: "Black Knight; Early Purple;
Florentina Blue; Kochii; Liberia; Midnight; Parisensis; are all often sold as
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