City of Lincoln

H.P. Sass, 1936
Iris Class:
Bearded Class:
Tall Bearded
Fall Color:
Standard Color:
Beard Color:
Orange/Deep Yellow
Sass HP

Full Description

TB 40″ M Y9D

From Cooley’s Gardens catalog for 1940: “Brightest, largest, and surely the finest of all true Variegatas. Clear golden yellow standards, broad, fiery red falls, startling in their contrast. Of bold habit, one of the triumphs from Hans Sass” Also, Cooley’s 1948: “When well grown on an established plant it is unbeatable.”

From National Iris Gardens catalog for 1942: “AM and runner-up for the Dykes Medal. The outstanding yellow variegata. Closed standards of golden-yellow; down-falling falls of velvety bright chestnut-red; conspicuous bright orange beard. Slightly fragrant, large flowers on extra-good stalks.”

From Schreiner’s Iris Lover’s catalog for 1947: “King of the variegatas! The variegata by which all others are judged. Possesses rich golden standards and bright velvety falls. This is the boldest color contrast to be found in irises and makes a clump of this variety a very striking focal point in any iris picture. Possessing fine height, excellent branching, splendid flaring form, it equals most of the newer iris in size. We are glad to give this variety one of our strongest recommendations.”

From Pudor’s Annual catalog for 1948: “Winner of many honors. A top notch iris. It was the cynosure of all eyes in our Iris field this past season. A tall, huge striking variegata of clear yellow and velvety bright red falls. 40 inches tall, a perfect beauty when well grown. I am most enthusiastic about this marvelous Iris and any praise cannot be too high.”

(Al-Lu-We X . . . ), HM 1937, AM 1939.