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Hybridizer Herman F. Thorup (1884-1967)

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Mr. Herman Thorup of Salt Lake City, a member of The American Iris Society since 1926, was a pioneer on the Utah iris scene. A Charter Member of The Utah Iris Society, he served as Vice President in the early years. His extensive plantings in 1922 inspired friends to join him in this new hobby, and his hybridizing efforts from 1923 produced such lovelies as WASATCH, DESERET, PEARLY MORN, IDEALWA, and a spuria, FAIRY LIGHT, and many others. Herman Thorup has touched each of us in some way-whether through acquaintance with him and his gardens or through the enthusiasm from people who were inspired by him. He was an iris "great" in Utah. [AIS Bulletin, No. 189(April 1968)]

Registrations/Introductions:

Spuria: 'Fairy Light'.

Tall Bearded: 'Bannock', 'Deseret', 'Helen Fitzgerald', 'Manavu', 'N. J. Thomas', 'Ouray', 'Parowan', 'Pearly Morn', 'Piute', 'Port of Promise', 'Wasatch'.

-- Main.RPries - 2012-05-18
Topic revision: r6 - 09 Dec 2017, davepote
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