King Tut

H.P. Sass, 1926
Iris Class:
Bearded Class:
Tall Bearded
Fall Color:
Standard Color:
Beard Color:
Orange/Deep Yellow
Sass HP

Full Description

TB 30″ L S6D

From the Longfield Iris Farm catalog for 1934: “S. deep red-brown with F. of intense chestnut red, illuminated with orange. A dominating and striking color. Thirty inches.”

From Cooley’s Gardens catalog for 1937: “One of the inherent qualities of the many new Sass irises is the element of rich red-brown in the various color schemes. This has been accomplished through the use of King Tut in the various crosses, and in spite of his almost countless progeny, the King still remains the most brilliant of all, blazing in the sunlight like a live ember. Easy to grow, a free flowerer. Every iris grower should have it.”


Provenance: 1. Photo from garden of L Munro, Newfoundland NJ, 2015; iris from Presby Iris Gardens, originally from the collection of Phil Edinger, circa 2005.