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Re: What is the name of this iris or.....
  • Subject: Re: What is the name of this iris or.....
  • From: Eleanor Hutchison <eleanore@mymts.net>
  • Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2011 12:20:06 -0500


Boy, don't I know that, Chuck!  Although I'm down to around 50 unknowns now, instead of around 150.
Now that I look at my records, I got Midnight Express from you in 1997 and also brought it with me when I moved here in 1999.  Does my photo look like that one?

Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2011 12:06 PM
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] What is the name of this iris or.....


That doesn't mean name is correct.

Do you remember where you got you cultivar.?

Here is "The Black Douglas". It and Sable were the "Black" iris of that time. Both were what we would now call dark purple.  No ruffling and not nearly the shade of black of your cultivar. And much narrower petals.

If  your "Black Beauty" was around in 19389 it would have won dykes medal hands down.

I just checked the 1939 check list. "Black Beauty" was registered in 1928 by Kirk, who died in 1939. the on line list refers to the 1939 checklist, not the year of introduction.

Chuck Chapman

---- Original Message ----
From: Eleanor Hutchison <eleanore@mymts.net>
To: iris-photos <iris-photos@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Thu, Sep 22, 2011 12:10 pm
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] What is the name of this iris or.....

I'm sure it's the same Black Beauty, as there are no others in the AIS online register.  I've had mine for well over 10 years.

Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2011 10:49 AM
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] What is the name of this iris or.....

Oh, Oh, you mean there is another introduction with the name "Black Beauty" -great!
I sure does look like yours.  Thank you so much El!

On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 5:38 AM, Eleanor Hutchison <eleanore@mymts.net> wrote:
Taking into account a better photo & a different angle, it sure looks like my Black Beauty, which is quite lovely.
El, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2011 5:52 AM
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] What is the name of this iris or.....

The only registered iris with the name "Black Beauty" was 1939.
It does not look like a 1939 iris to me.

On Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 8:07 PM, Marsha <MWill68323@aol.com> wrote:
It says HM Black Beauty...is that not the name?

Mid TN

-----Original Message-----
From: AIS Janet Smith <gbyp456@gmail.com>
To: Iris Photos <iris-photos@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wed, Sep 21, 2011 9:56 pm
Subject: [iris-photos] What is the name of this iris or.....

Does anyone know Jan Leaky of Missouri?
I don't have a good phone number for her and am trying to find out the name of the iris
she won Honorable Mention on in the Youth Division 2009.  The link is below.
Or does anyone know the name.  I have several people really wanting to know:
Thank you,
Janet Smith
Central California

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