■(TB) 'Golden Fleece'
( Jacob Sass
, 1940) TB, Late bloom. Color Class-W6L. 'Siegfried'
. Maple Valley 1940. Honorable Mention 1940; Award of Merit 1942.
Citations: A.I.S. Bulletin 78:4 July 1940
| From Maple Valley Gardens catalog, 1940: GOLDEN FLEECE (J. Sass I94”) M. 44 in. We feel highly honored this year with the privilege of introducing one of the finest irisess that has ever come from the Sass gardens. Mr. Hans calls it “Jake's Masterpiece" and it is indeed one of the most beantiful iriscs we have ever seen anywhere. With its wide. full, ruffled form and several tones of clear lemony yellow it has indeed “snatched a grace beyond the reach of art." The standards are clear pure sulphur to lemon yellow the falls creamy white with a band of deeper yellow all round them. This might be a type of plicota marking for it comes from Siegfried, but it is not stitched. The wide haft is of the deeper yellow tone, and this extends cleanly around the falls in a strikingly lovely pattern. There is no touch of brown to mar its fresh beauty. even at the haft--the delightfully fresh yellow tones are clear and pure--with the beard slightly deeper hut in perfect harmony. it is a symphony in yellows. Stock very scarce. $50.00.
| From Sass catalog, 1949: GOLDEN FLEECE (Jacob Sass, 1940)-S. clear sulphur to lemon yellow; F. creamy white with band of deeper yellow. 40-inch well-branched stalk. $1.50
| From Iris Test Garden catalog, 1955: GOLDEN FLEECE. This beautiful Iris should be in every fine Iris collection. Its lovely lemon cream standards, with creamy white falls with band of deeper yellow makes this Iri Mr.Jacob Sass' "Masterpiece." A. M. 50c.
| In 1941 we introduced only two iris -- GOLDEN FLEECE (SIEGFRIED X DORE) which was introduced in 1940 by the Maple Valley Iris Gardens...[Notes from Midwest Breeders, A.I.S. Bulletin 84:51 Jan. 1942.]
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