Airy Fairy Flower
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AIRY FAIRY FLOWER (Paul Black 21) BB Early-Late 23” (58cm) Flowers, flowers everywhere! The exuberant branching and buds insure you’ll have loads of “Airy” flowers over a long time. There are 4 branches plus spur and a basal branch with 1 branch and 5 buds. It normally has at least 20 buds. Classically formed and ruffled sparkling white flowers have mid violet blue plicata band standards surrounding mid violet blue styles. Falls have a wire rim plic edging. Smaller flowers allow flowers to show without crowding. Proportion is its hallmark. Breathtaking clumps! Sdlg. Y180A: Stylish Choice X W215A: (S207E: (Keeper x Q47C: (O234A: (Silverberry x L86B: (Waiting For George x Cimarron Trail)) x O230A: (K256A: (Flights Of Fancy x I144A, Fleece as White sib) x T.Johnson TU78A: (I’ve Got Rhythm x Flight Of Fancy)))) x U69A: (Ink Patterns x Alberta Clipper)).
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All Grown Up
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ALL GROWN UP (Black 21) Late-Very Late 32” (81cm) Strong, well-branched stalks are able to showcase these giant-sized blooms without crowding. Lavishly ruffled standards have rosy mauve centers blended to wide light chalky gray lavender margins. Broad falls blend from pale violet blue to mid violet blue and gradually darkening to dark violet and banded dark plum. Two toned beards are gray tipped light coral and outward to mid violet. Stalks have 2 branches and 6-7 buds. Sdlg. V159Q, Pleasure’s All Mine sib X Escape from Boredom.
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Baby Doll Pink
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BABY DOLL PINK (Paul Black 21) MTB Early-Midseason 25” (63cm) The soft light orchid of the standards is blended over the soft pink falls. A slight metallic sheen adds a touch of mystery. Mid pink styles provide a bit of contrast as do the shrimp beards. Three branches are graced with 7-9 buds on easy to grow plants. Sdlg. Z139BB: Unknown
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Baby's Got The Blues
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BABY’S GOT THE BLUES (Paul Black 21) MTB (tet) Midseason-Late 26” (66cm) The clean, dark indigo standards and inky blue black blended falls make this a great addition to the MTB class. Strong growth produces plenty of show stalks with loads of branches and buds. Unusual beards are half bronze brown and half indigo. Sdlg. Y195A: Waylaid X U66B: (Date with Destiny x S208A, Silver Ice sib)
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Beautiful Brown Eyes
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BEAUTIFUL BROWN EYES (Paul Black 21) AB (OGB) Midseason 24” (61cm) Classic aril traits and relatively easy culture make this a prime selection for those wanting to give their first arilbred a try. Near white standards are finally netted mid lilac. Dusky mid rose falls have huge dark red brown aril signals and characteristic sparse diffuse beards. Usually one branch and 3 buds. Sdlg. Byzantine Ruby X V351A: (Brash and Bold x S142BR, Triple Dip sib).
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Becoming
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BECOMING (Black 21) Late-Very late 30” (76cm) ‘Becoming’ is a love it or hate it iris. It is always ‘Becoming’ a different version of itself. The transformation from beginning to end is dramatic. Love it or hate it, you will always be able to identify it immediately. It begins life as a rich dark purple blend. Within a few hours fall centers begin transform to golden tan and finally to tan. Standards undergo a similar but less dramatic change. Standards interior remains a vivid mid purple. Beards are a strange gray, tan, and purple mix. Stalks with 4 branches and spur and 12-14 buds ensure there’ll be plenty of flowers to help you make up your mind whether it is love or hate. Sdlg. Y54C, Drag Race sib
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Bespoke
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BESPOKE (Black 21) TB Midseason-Very Late 34” (86cm) The hazy anthocyanin (blue to purple pigments) over the lower falls of plicatas have been informally dubbed “ghost plics” because of their ethereal appearance. It is probably a variant of the Celestar pattern and can vary considerably in intensity and application. White standards are heavily plic sanded over centers becoming solid toward red plum bands lined darker plum and showcasing unique black plum styles. Wide white falls have 3/4 inch stitched and sanded lilac plic bands with ghostly light lilac rouging inside them and dark plum haft markings. Mid marigold beards are a delightful accent. Show stalks have 4 branches and spur and 10-12 buds. Later bloom helps ensure a quality performance in colder climates. Sdlg. Y14F: Inklination X Steal My Heart
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Boo Berry
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BOO BERRY (Paul Black 21) BB Early-Midseason 27” (69cm) This sibling to ‘Poise and Charm’ has all the great traits it has, classic flower form, perfect proportion, strong growth, show stalks with 3 branches and spur providing 8-9 buds. Mid blueberry blue flowers are shaded darker blue around edges. It has a slight sweet fragrance and the added bonus of purple based foliage. I’m using it in my quest for turquoise to green TBs (tall bearded) Sdlg. X184J: ‘Poise and Charm’ sib.
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Boo To You
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BOO TO YOU (Black 21) SDB Early-Midseason 14” (36cm) The accent here is on the round, lightly ruffled and strongly flared falls. The falls of these pristine white flowers are blended light to mid blue over their centers leaving a wide white band and a patch around the beard. Stalks are distributed evenly throughout the clump, so flowers are never crowded. Sdlg. Z231C, By the Sea sib
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Bordeaux Blaze
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BORDEAUX BLAZE (Paul Black 21) AB (OGB-) Early-Midseason 26” (66cm) It has strong aril characteristics including the bold burgundy blaze. Mid orchid standards surround mid apricot gold styles. Mid peach apricot hafts blend to mid violet centers banded darker dusky rose. Wide marigold beards narrow to light lavender scruffy ends. Two branches and 5 buds give it a good season of bloom. Sdlg. W306A: Energizer X S167A: (P220A: (Fancy a Flutter x Palace Symphony) x Cheap Frills)
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Boundless Berry
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BOUNDLESS BERRY (Paul Black 21) BB Midseason-Late 27” (69cm) Border bearded irises are no longer sulky shrinking violets. ‘Boundless Berry’ is testament to that with its robust growth and showy clumps filled with bloom stalks. Compact, heavily ruffled flowers have light warm pink blooms. Fall hafts are rouged red plum and veined cream and shade lighter to narrow warm pink bands. Big, dark sienna beards are an interesting contrast. Show stalks have 3 branches and 7-9 buds. A moderate sweet fragrance is a plus. Sdlg. Y171B: (Delectable Treat X V182D: (R170J, Simply Coral sib x Enough is Enough).
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Bring On The Bright
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BRING ON THE BRIGHT (Black 21) TB Early-Midseason 33” (84cm) Get out your sunglasses, you’re going to need them. Mid peach to cantaloupe blended standards darken toward their edge. Mid gold falls are heavily washed vivid orange giving great depth of color. Glowing orange beards demand your attention. Three branches carry 7-8 buds. Sdlg. X20A: Brilliance X O38A: (Magical Glow x Impulsive)
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By The Sea
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BY THE SEA (Black 21) SDB Early-Midseason 15” (38cm) This is the closest to a dark blue amoena I’ve seen. Others have varying widths of white bands. ‘By the Sea’ does have a white wire rim which accents the blue fall. It produces many stalks on vigorous plants. Clumps create an immediate focal point in the landscape. Sdlg. Z231A: W277A, Sky and Meadow pod parent X V279A: (S289D, Oh So Sweet sib x Riveting).
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Cockeyed Optimist
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COCKEYED OPTIMIST (Black 21) TB Early-Midseason 30” (81cm) One does have to be a “Cockeyed Optimist” to believe a variegated foliage and variegated flower in the same plant can be created. Optimism wins out. Here it is. Standards have larger random segments of dusky lilac and straw. White falls are banded varying from mid gold to dull peach to red plum and centers are randomly splashed and streaked lilac to red plum. Foliage and stalks are green streaked ivory white. It isn’t perfect but it is a great starting point. Sdlg. V24A: Variegated Wonder X Die Laughing
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Cross Your Heart
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CROSS YOUR HEART (Black 21) Late-Very Late 30” (76cm) Large blocky blooms have broad undulating ruffles and yet still maintain a tightly structured form. The light salmon flowers have falls that blend darker toward their edges and are lined overall darker salmon. Large beards are a mélange of gray-white, brown, and tangerine. Husky growth produces stalks with 2 branches plus 2 spurs producing 8 buds. Sdlg. Y82C: V22B: (Toast of the Town x mixed cross) X V110A: (Fred and Ginger x S26NN: (New Face x O23C: (Drinks at Sunset x Weekend Update)))
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Deep In The Heart
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DEEP IN THE HEART (Paul Black 21) MTB (tet) Midseason-Late 25” (63cm) The lush velvety purple black falls will draw you in for a closer look. You’ll then notice the mid purple standard’s color repeats in a narrow fall band. Look inside and you’ll see sparkling white styles with center ridge and crest of mid lilac. It is entrancing. As with others of this type, there are loads of branching and buds to insure a long bloom season. Sdlg. Y203A: To the Contrary X long & involved.
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Dot Dash Dot
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DOT DASH DOT (Black 21) TB Midseason-Late 34” (86cm) If you want a gorgeous and rugged plicata, this one is for you. Its parentage represents some of the finest plicata genes. “Ghost plic” standards are white with chalky purple wash, near black midribs, and finished with wide dark purple exuberantly ruffled plicata bands. Dark purple styles lurk inside. Wide white falls are delicately edged in mid purple stitched ruffles. Beards are dark indigo. Purple base foliage helps make it unique among a large field of existing purple and white plics. Strong show stalks have 3 branches and 2 spurs with 9-11 buds. Sdlg. Y155C: V144B, Cloud Gate sib X V6B: (Ink Patterns x S91A: Raindrops Keep Falling sib).
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Extreme
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EXTREME (Paul Black 21) SDB Midseason-Late 15.5” (39cm) Yes, ‘Extreme’ ruffles and ‘Extreme’ color made this a top contender for introduction from its first bloom. Peach blooms are heavily washed dark orange giving a seductive depth of color. Huge dark orange beards grab your eye as you approach. Strong growth. Three buds on stalks with one branch. Sdlg. Y261A: V271A: (Orange Obsession x T219C, Meticulous pod parent sib) X Speak No Evil.
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Fairy King
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FAIRY KING (Paul Black 21) MTB (tet) Midseason-Late 26” (66cm) The color range of tetraploid MTBs keeps expanding at a fast pace. ‘Fairy King’ does its part to keep pushing it forward. White standards are washed butter and edged and veined darker. Mid yellow styles peer from between them. Dark red plum falls blend inward to dark red violet then to near black centers. Darker veins underlay the entire fall. Bountiful branching and buds insure a long bloom season. Sdlg. Y202C: V258C, Casual Attire sib X Casual Attire
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Famous
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FAMOUS (Black 21) SDB Midseason-Late 13” (33cm) ‘Famous’ is a minimal plicata that is wonderfully unique. Dark mahogany standards are lightly laced and rimmed mid tan. Cream styles have mid mahogany ridge and crest centers. Dark yellow throat and hafts of falls are plicata lined and sanded black mahogany. The lower 2/3rds of fall is dark mahogany black. Big bright beards are two-toned marigold to yellow. So far it has been a difficult parent. Sdlg. Z190G, Flying Monkey sib.
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