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RE: OT: Black Iris

From: "Title, CDR Lynn A." <titlel@spawar.navy.mil>

I've just heard about MIDNIGHT CALLER, a purple-black rebloomer.  Anybody,
how does it compare?


-----Original Message-----
From: vince lewonski [mailto:vincelewonski@yahoo.com]
Sent: Wednesday, July 14, 1999 5:33 AM
To: iris-talk@onelist.com
Subject: [iris-talk] OT: Black Iris

From: vince lewonski <vincelewonski@yahoo.com>

--- Steven Pihl <akasha@midusa.net> wrote:
> I am trying to figure out which black TB to order.  Some
> catalogs say
> that BLACK TIE AFFAIR is the blackest, and some say that
> STORM is the blackest.  Can I get some input from some of
> you that grow
> them as to what iris is the blackest?
> Michelle Pihl
> Smolan, KS
> zone 5
   V. sez:
   I had BLACK TIE AFFAIR here this year, and it looked
purple to me, unless it was at dawn or dusk. Local
variations can make a difference - one visitor said that
their BTA was darker than mine.
   BEFORE THE STORM is darker. However, my vote would be
for ANVIL OF DARKNESS, which is the blackest I've seen, and
has more ruffling than BTS. It's another Innerst black. I
ordered it from him this year for $20.

Vince Lewonski
Secane, PA  Zone 6

"I love my irises like my children - and if they don't meet my expectations,
I chop 'em into little bits and throw them on the mulch pile!!!"
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