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■(TB) 'Balmung'

1939, Sass

'Balmung' (Hans Peter Sass, R. 1938) TB, Midseason to late bloom. Color Class-Y8D reverse. Height 38". Slight fragrance. From yellow plicata seedlings. Honorable Mention 1940; Award of Merit 1942.

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balmung01.JPGBalmung Cooley 52.jpgBalmung fl.JPGBalmungL.jpgBalmungLoweCatColl.jpg


BALMUNG is an imposing iris, handsomely broad-petaled and full, and the marking is confined to a definite, relatively narrow margin along the edges of both standard and fall. I consider it and colorful 'RUTH POLLOCK' the finest iris in their class. [Schreiner, Robert (1943). The Evolution of our Yellow Plicatas. American Iris Society Bulletin, 88(January 1943), 60.]

From Sass catalog, 1949: BALMUNG (H. P. Sass, 1939)-Yellow plicata. S. and F. yellow, bordered brown. Flowers large on tall and good branching stems. $1.00
From Schreiner's 1951 catalog: A striking yellow plicata. Broad petals, regular markings of clear brown on pronounced yellow background. Well formed, large flowers on tall stems. Sass 1939.

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-- KentPfeiffer - 2010-06-05
  • This variety has purple based foliage -- DavidPotembski - 2014-01-21
Topic attachments
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BalmungL.jpgjpg BalmungL.jpg manage 61 K 08 Mar 2015 - 22:22 BobPries  
BalmungLoweCatColl.jpgjpg BalmungLoweCatColl.jpg manage 115 K 08 Mar 2015 - 22:21 BobPries Anne & Mike Lowe Catalog Collection
Balmung_Cooley_52.jpgjpg Balmung_Cooley_52.jpg manage 176 K 22 Jan 2014 - 20:43 Main.davepote Cooley's Catalog 1952, p. 28.
Balmung_fl.JPGJPG Balmung_fl.JPG manage 73 K 16 Aug 2012 - 11:57 IrisP  
balmung01.JPGJPG balmung01.JPG manage 686 K 30 Apr 2018 - 03:00 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
Topic revision: r25 - 20 Dec 2018, davepote
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