■ (TB) 'King Tut'
(Hans Peter Sass
, R. 1926) TB Late bloom. Color Class-S6D, Sass 1926; Toedt 1927; Orpington 1938; Wasserman 1938; Katkameir 1939; It was pictured in color in Coun. Life Am. 58:2, 34. June 1930.
| From Sass catalog, 1937: KING TUT (H. P. Sass, 1925)-Notable for its beautiful brilliant brown and red tones that fairly blaze in bright sun. F. Hessian-brown. S. and stigmas Cacao brown. Haft and beard golden yellow, the general effect in the garden of brilliant red. 50c
| From Sarah Toedt’s Springtime Gardens catalog, 1929: KING TUT — The most brilliantly colored Iris I have seen in the garden or on the exhibition table. The flowers are large, standards of yellowish brown, and there is a suggestion of fire in the brown red coloring of the velvety, firm-textured falls.
| KING TUT. One of the inherent qualities of the many new Sass irises is the element of rich red-brown in the various color schemes. This has been accomplished through the use of KING TUT in the various crosses, and in spite of his almost countless progeny, the King still remains the most brilliant of all, blazing in the sunlight like a live ember. Easy to grow, a free flowerer. Every iris grower should have it. Each $1.00; three for $2.70; ten, $7.50 [Cooley's Wholesale pricelist, 1932]
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