TB 36″ L R4D
From Cooley’s 1947 catalog: “This grand new red is one of the finest dark irises of recent years. Beautifully formed, the color is aptly described by the name. No haft venation and a deep bronze-gold beard accent the richness of the plush like falls.”
From DeForest’s Irisnoll catalog for 1947: “A rich brownish mahogany of heavy substance on 38″ stalk.”
From Schreiner’s Iris Lover’s catalog for 1947: “Mahogany red, the smoothest deep flowered grand new red. Large flowers of good substance, one of the darkest reds. Finely formed, smoothly finished and heavily textured, fine branching. Top honors in the crimson class go to this imposing new iris.”
(City of Lincoln X sdlg), HM 1944, AM 1947.