■(TB) 'Elsa Sass'
( Hans Peter Sass
, R. 1938). TB, Midseason to late bloom plicata. Color Class-Y4L (this is a 'Lemon Ice' or Glaciata). 'Tiffany'
. Sass, Maple Valley 1939. Honorable Mention 1939, Award Of Merit 1941.
Named for his wife.
1949 Checklist - adds registration date, awards, citations.
1949 Checklist citations: Bull. A.I.S. 73:66 Apr. 1939; A.M., A.I.S, 1941; Bull. A.I.S. 82:3 July 1941.
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| From Sass catalog, 1949: ELSA SASS (H. P. Sass, 1939)-Color sulphur yellow, with a white flush in the center of falls. Flowers medium large and of very good substance. Stems 36 inches, low branching. 60c
| Elsa Sass, a frilly yellow with an elusive, greenish tone. "It looks soft but it has substance," was Mr. Sass' comment., This blossom was out through yesterday's wind and it is still good." Lucy W. Tinley, "Midwest Iris Notes", A.I.S. Bulletin 75 (December 1939): 18.
| ELSA SASS (H. Sass)-Beautifully grown in at least three gardens this year, this was most striking and is a very unique shade of yellow. Junius P. Fishburn, "Survey of 1940 Iris Season", A.I.S. Bulletin 78 (July 1940): 54.
| From Carl Salbach catalog 1941: ELSA SASS (H. P . Sass 1939). This beautiful new iris has taken the iris critics by storm. It is a complete new "break" in yellows, coming in an entirely new shade. Sometimes call lemon yellow, sometimes sulphur yellow. Produces a very bright spot in the garden. Blooms well above the foliage. Fine form, and good all-around habit. Stock limited. Mid-season. 28". $10.00.
| Dreer's 1949 catalog notes "Elsa Sass. 3 ft. Cool and frost-like, sulphur-yellow blooms of medium size, frilled at the edges. 60c each; 3 for $1.50; $4.75 per doz"
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