From Cooley’s Gardens catalog for 1932: “A glorified King Tut, grown by Dr. Loomis. Glorious in richest tones of red-brown, of heavy velvety texture. This, together with Erebian, was regarded as my choice of all the seedlings which Dr. Loomis had growing on trial at Mrs. Pattison’s garden in 1930.
From National Iris Gardens catalog for 1933: “A rich red brown with deep velvety falls. Tall and floriferous.”