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(TB)'King's Mountain'

1962, Wills

'King's Mountain' (Jesse Wills, R. 1960). Seedling# 57-57. TB, 38" (97 cm), Midseason to late bloom. Color Class-R1M, Medium rose-red self; gold beard. 'Carnton' X 'Hyblaze'. Fairmount 1962.

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KING'S MOUNTAIN (Wills 1962) M.L. Poise, personality and quality are combined in this handsome rose-red iris and is an excellent example of the care and thought that is demonstrated by Mr. Wills in breeding iris. It is a self of rich rose-red that has full domed standards and broad flaring falls with a deep gold beard. The large ruffled blooms have very firm substance, evenly spaced on strong sturdy well branched stalks. This is the largest red that we have seen and is a vigorous grower that is thoroughly hardy and will be a welcome addition to any garden. Pollen fertile and it sets seed. Carnton x Hyblaze. 38 in. $25.00
KING'S MOUNTAIN, also a very vigorous grower, is almost too tall. The falls are very flaring and bright rosy-red, and I believe it was better this year than it ever had been before. [Jesse E. Wills, “Notes on the 1962 Iris Season,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 166 (July 1962): 23.]
 


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