■(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.]
| 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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