Paul Black
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PAUL BLACK (T.Johnson '03)
TB Mid-Late 42" (107 cm)
SHOW STALKS! Strong growth. Lovely perfume. Medium dark purple blue; beards dark orange; pronounced spicy fragrance. Winner of Dykes Medal 2010.
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Portland Pink
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PORTLAND PINK (P. Black ‘15)
SDB Late-Very Late 15” (38cm)
It was tagged for introduction from its maiden bloom. Saying it is unique is a vast understatement. It is the best formed of all the pink SDBs. Color has great depth and richness. Its one flaw is some flowers have a 4th standard. It is a big advancement in my project to create SDBs that bloom into TB season. It begins bloom in early TB season. How cool to have a SDB for a TB timed show. The cross that created it, an IB X IB, shouldn’t have been fertile but it did have viable seed. Even more amazing, ‘Portland Pink’ is fertile. It can be picky about its partner but can have anywhere from a few to normal numbers of seed and they germinate. Shorty, the pod parent, is from a pink tetraploid MTB seedling X my SDB, ‘Juicy Tidbit’. The pollen parent is a multi-branched & budded IB from a small flowered TB, ‘Inspired’ sib X my SDB, ‘Love Spell’. Growth is strong and increase rapid. Although it is from 2 IBs, it has never exceeded SDB height. What about using it in hybridizing? Go on, have your way with it. It is fertile with SDBs, IBs, tet MTBs, BBs and TBs. I haven’t tried MDBs. Expect wide variation in flower and plant size of seedlings.
Cook-Douglas Medal 2021
Sdlg. T234A: Shorty X (Inspired sib x Love Spell)
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King's Reign
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KING’S REIGN (T.Johnson ‘15)
TB Midseason-Late 32” (81cm)
‘King’s Reign’ may be short like Napoleon, but it has a commanding presence just as he did. Bright white standards are banded gilt gold. Dark maroon falls have big white starburst centers punctuated by vivid orange beards in their centers. Show stalks are the norm.
Sdlg. TD24A: Gypsy Lord x Edge of Heaven
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Born This Way
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BORN THIS WAY (T.Johnson ‘15)
TB Midseason-Late 36” (91cm)
Big, round and buxom. She was ‘Born this Way’. Frothy, exuberantly ruffled fuchsia rose falls are widely banded near white with an interesting veined transition between central color and banding. Strong well-branched stalks carry these beauties in regal fashion. Easy increaser. Unfortunately the cross tag was lost.
Sdlg. TD181C: Unknown - lost tag
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Barbara Rider
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BARBARA RIDER (T.Johnson ‘15)
TB Late 38” (97cm)
This bright and showy iris is being named in honor of Thomas’s grandmother. It is a beauty to look at and a durable workhorse in the garden. Clear vivid yellow standards color is repeated over the hafts. Mid lavender blue blended falls give way to brassy gold bands.
Sdlg. TD80B: Catwalk Queen X Silk Road
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Merchant Marine
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MERCHANT MARINE (K. Keppel '07)
TB Midseason 38" (97 cm)
Big, ruffled mid blue. Healthy growth produces strong show stalks. Honorable Mention 2009; Award of Merit 2011.
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Why Be Normal
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WHY BE NORMAL (T.Johnson ‘14)
TB Midseason-Late 35” (89)
No reason that I can think of to be normal when you can be outrageous. ‘Why Be Normal’ is a true flat iris, one having no standards and six falls with beards rather than one that merely has weak standards. Mid caramel falls have mid brown hafts and center stripes extending from mid mustard gold beards. Nest of white styles with gold crests is very cool. Nicely branched stalks have no trouble supporting these large flowers.
Sdlg. Downtown Man X (Gypsy Lord x Exposé)
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Water Waltz
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WATER WALTZ (T.Johnson ‘14)
TB Late 36” (91cm)
As one would expect from this parentage, ‘Water Waltz’ has large flowers with plenty of undulating ruffles. Standards are clear mid blue with falls slightly lighter and beards unobtrusive blue white. Strong show Stalks are the norm.
Sdlg. TC10B: Merchant Marine X Abiqua Falls
Midnight Velvet
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MIDNIGHT VELVET (T.Johnson ‘14)
TB Early 32” (81cm)
You’ll be drawn again and again to this beautifully formed dark purple and white plicata. Bright white fall centers contrasted with purple black shaded plic bands draw your eye from any distractions. Unique dark purple beards are topped dark old gold. Well-branched stalks have 9-14 buds. Excellent growth. ‘Midnight Velvet’ creates a showy clump you won’t soon forget.
Sdlg. TC175B: (Blackberry Tease x Tuscan Summer pod parent sib) X (High Master x Blackberry Tease)
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Good Morning Sunshine
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GOOD MORNING SUNSHINE (T.Johnson ‘14)
TB Midseason- Late 33” (84cm)
Heavily ruffled standards are brilliant sunshine yellow. Fall centers are light violet with wide, shaded center elipse of dark violet. Mid yellow gold haft’s color continues in pleated ruffles around falls. Beards are dark marigold. Expect about seven of these showy creations per stalk. Growth is strong, vigorous and clean. Makes a fantastic clump.
Sdlg. TD20A: Bollywood X Catwalk Queen
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Girl Gone Wild
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GIRL GONE WILD (T.Johnson ‘13)
TB Midseason 32” (81cm)
This girl has gone completely and totally wild. Standards transition from peach bases to light gold margins. Cream fall centers are overlaid with red lines becoming a red wash over light gold base. Mid gold bands encircle this wild combination of color and pattern. Stalks have 7-8 buds. Totally unique. You won’t mistake it for another.
Sdlg.TX16A: Impulsive X Whispering Spirits
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Strawberry Freeze
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STRAWBERRY FREEZE (T.Johnson '12)
TB Midseason 35” (89cm)
Yummy, yummy, yummy, it looks good enough to eat. What could be better than a bowl of strawberries topped off with a scoop of vanilla ice cream? Like its sister, Daring Deception, clumps create a vibrant accent of color that is unmistakable. Ample increase insures you’ll have enough for a second helping of this luscious creation.
Sdlg. TB127C: sib to ‘Daring Deception’ - By Jeeves X (Hold My Hand x Brave Face)
Insaniac
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INSANIAC (T.Johnson '12)
TB Midseason 33” (84cm)
What a crazy mixed up potpourri of color and pattern. Insaniac carries on with another variation of ‘Wild Angel’ type patterning. Flowers are fuller and more ruffled. The addition of gold edges on standards and styles makes a lovely accent. A clump of Insaniac will be a sure showstopper in your garden.
Sdlg. TA93A: Bright Sunshiny Day sib X Painter’s Touch
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Dance Til Dawn
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DANCE TILL DAWN (T.Johnson '11)
TB Midseason 36" (91cm)
When you’ve got this much starch and substance, it’s easy to Dance Till Dawn. Bright golden yellow flowers have tightly crimped and ruffled edges. Fall centers become lighter, ending in small white patches beneath tangerine to yellow beards. It has strong growth and show branched stalks as one would expect from its parent Dream Team. Foliage is clean and healthy. Should be a very interesting parent with genes from pink and blue breeding plus the much heralded Decadence.
Sdlg. TA34B: Decadence X Dream Team
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Black Is Black
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BLACK IS BLACK (Schreiner '10)
TB Midseason 37" (94 cm)
Nicely ruffled pure black. Falls have a satiny sheen. Strong growth with superb branching and buds. Honorable Mention 2012, Award of Merit 2014; Wister Medal 2017.
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Scoundrel
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SCOUNDREL (T.Johnson '10)
SDB Midseason-Late 11” (28cm)
What a character this poor mixed up Scoundrel is. Be careful, you never know how he’s going to be on any given day. Light olive standards are irregularly splashed dark violet. Yellow styles are about the only stable part of Scoudrel. Centers of light olive falls are slate violet irregularly marked plum. Big, plush dark gold beards are flanked by gold hafts. Markings are quite variable depending on weather.
Sdlg. TZ320A: (Brash x Mochaccino) X (Marksman x Brash)
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Sharp Dressed Man
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SHARP DRESSED MAN (T.Johnson '10)
TB Early Midseason 36” (91cm)
He’s tall, dark and handsome and draws the eye of anyone walking by. Only the finest clothes will do for this Sharp Dressed Man. Standards are iridescent mid purple. Elegantly ruffled purple black falls have a velvety texture and slightly lighter rim. Only someone so confident could get by with such an outrageous orange tie. Show stalks with 3-4 branches and 10-12 buds help insure a superior garden performance. Robust, healthy growth. Colors are exceptionally clear.
Sdlg. TZ58A: Paul Black X Saturn. A fantastic iris that blooms heavily with show stalks galore and is consistently good year to year. Wister Medal; First runner up to the Dykes 2017.
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Raven Girl
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RAVEN GIRL (Schreiner '08)
TB Late Midseason 39" (99 cm)
Big, ruffled jet black with satiny sheen. Black purple beards. Strong show stalks.
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Adriatic Waves
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ADRIATIC WAVES (K. Keppel '09)
TB Mid 40" (102 cm)
Near-cornflower blue standards. Satiny violet blue falls. Beards white tipped lemon, pale blue at end. Heavily ruffled.
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Star In The Night
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STAR IN THE NIGHT (P. Black '09)
IB Midseason-Late 25” (63cm)
What a breathtaking sight a clump of 'Star in the Night' makes! Darkness descends as dark blue purple standards turn to inky blue black falls. White beards laid over violet bases shine brightly. Flowers are gently ruffled so as not to diminish the simple beauty of Star in the Night. Muted white rays amplify that brightness. Clean, healthy plants support bountiful stalks with 2 branches and 6-7 buds. Spectacular garden show.
Sdlg. O247C: Ocean Depths X Wish Upon a Star