TB 22″ M S4M
From Cooley’s Gardens catalog for 1932: “A lovely warm blend from Hans Sass. At the time of my visit to his garden in 1930 I selected this as my favorite, and was equally impressed again last season. It was the favorite of all visitors to our own planting last May, and all of our available stock was quickly sold out. The coloring is a medley of peach and apricot tones, suggesting perhaps the rich and brilliant blendings of the rose “Talisman”. Sherman Duffy says of it: “Perhaps the most strikingly colored of all the new irises I saw this year and one that attracted attention wherever shown. A very brilliant and beautiful iris that everyone wanted at sight.” See reproduction on cover.
From Carl Salbach’s catalog for 1936: “An unusual new variety with colors blended much as in a Talisman rose. Low growing, but so distinct that it is entirely different than any other iris. Standards tan, flushed heliotrope; falls reddish bronze, lined deeper bronze. Yellow beard and haft undertone of the same color. Decidedly popular. Should be ordered early, as the demand is heavy. Rhizomes naturally Small. Mid-season. 22-inch.”
From Longfield Iris Farm catalog for 1936: “A lovely blending of yellow, orange and apricot impossible to describe. Very beautiful and distinct. 38 inches.”
From National Iris Gardens catalog for 1936: “No matter at what figure we price this exceptionally odd-colored variety, we invariably sell all of our available stock. See the excellent reproduction on the front cover. Petals are a blend of orange, yellow, and red, of Talisman rose coloring.”
From Cooley’s Gardens catalog for 1937: “This lovely warm blend from the Sass gardens has been a sensation in the iris world for the past few years. The coloring is a medley of peach and apricot tones, suggesting the rich and brilliant blendings of the rose ‘Talisman’. A beautiful novelty which is always a complete sellout each season. Small rhizomes always.”
From Robert Wayman catalog 1939 36″ Early. This is one of the most outstanding of the newer irises, and is now offered at a very modest price for such a beautiful iris. It is a rich blend of “Talisman Rose” and was one of the greatest attractions of my exhibit which won the Grand Prize at Rockefeller Centre in 1936. No garden should be without this charming iris now that it can be had at such a low price.
HM 1931, AM 1932.