■(TB) 'Denver Mint'
, R. 1962). Seedling 61-74-E. TB, 36" (91 cm). Midseason to late bloom. Color Class Y1, Dresden yellow self. Sibling to 'Mission Trails'
X 'Glittering Amber'
. Knopf 1963.
| From AIS Bulletin #169, April 1963. Introducing DENVER MINT: Sdlg. 61-74-E. M, 38". HC '62 (10 votes). Seedling Certificate '62. Gold Cup best seedling San Jose Show '62. A perfect flower on a well-branched strong stalk done in Dresden yellow (#64 Wilson) shading to (64.3 Wilson) at center of flower. Nicely fluted and waved self. Fertile both ways and has already given some startling seedlings. Sib to (Mission Trails x Glittering Amber). $30.00. Knopf Iris Gardens.
| An iris that has been overlooked is DENVER MINT (Knopf '63); this is an extremely broad, rippling, butter-yellow which seems so smooth it looks good enough to eat. The huge blossoms are shown off on well-branched 36-inch stalks. [Joseph Ghio, “The 1965 Iris Season in Review,” Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 179 (October 1965): 82.
| DENVER MINT (Knopf '63). "As seen for the past three seasons, another pre-eminent yellow; deep dresden yellow coloration with lighter area near beard; very fluted and ruffled petals. A strong, well-branched stem with many buds, thus blooming over a long season. Produces fine foliage and a healthy plant. Noted weakness: Fails to bloom every year, even when established." [Roger R. Nelson (Wayne, Nebraska), “An Extra Dimension” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 196, (January 1970): 7.]
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