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Re: TB: Black Andromeda

For what it's worth, Tompkins' 1995 catalog says this about BLACK

"Broad, deep wine to azure wine with wide falls of such dark coloring
they appear to be of thick black velvet.  A glowing, almost hidden
undertone of carnelian brings the flower to vivid fulfillment.

In later catalogs, he describes it as:

"Deep Wine falls that appear to be thick black velvet.  An undertone of
carnelian brings out the beauty"

No mention of a red beard, neglecta coloring, or lighter rim.  This
description seems to fit what I have.  The standards on mine are
slightly lighter than the falls, but not much.  In my photos, it almost
looks like it has redblack standards and blueblack falls.

I don't have a 1994 catalog, the year it was registered and introduced -
that year probably has more description and might even have a photo...

Linda Mann east Tennessee USA zone 7/8
East Tennessee Iris Society <http://www.korrnet.org/etis>
American Iris Society web site <http://www.irises.org>
talk archives: <http://www.hort.net/lists/iris-talk/>
photos archives: <http://www.hort.net/lists/iris-photos/>
online R&I <http://www.irisregister.com>

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