H.P. Sass, R. 1926 / I. 1927
Iris Class:
Bearded Class:
Tall Bearded
Fall Color:
Standard Color:
Beard Color:
Lemon/Light Yellow
Sass HP

Full Description

TB 40″ M B7M

From Cooley’s Gardens catalog for 1937: “One of the largest varieties, of a peculiar shade of manganese violet. A sort of heliotrope color, with monster blooms, freely produced.”

From Historical Chronicle No. 30. The Sasses: “Maple Valley 1937: …unusual form and color tone make it standout in the garden and in one’s memory. A best seller after ten years, without it ever taking an award.” see below

From The Iris Garden catalog of Dorothy Stoner, 1940: “Manganese violet of enormous size and heavy substance; midseason; tall.”

From Robert Wayman’s catalog for 1939: EARLY Gigantic flowers of fine form and heavy substance in brilliant medium blue, with a flush of soft violet. A magnificent variety and very scarce.”

HM 1926.

Comment: The HM for Baldwin can be found in the 1949 CL, but without reference to the AIS Bulletin it should have been recorded in. I wonder… did someone at the Registrars Office see such a comment as Maple Valley’s and dig through the 1926 ballots to set this right? sdt