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■(TB) 'Rumbling Thunder'

1962, Tompkins

'Rumbling Thunder' (Chet Tompkins, R. 1962). Seedling# 58-30C. TB, 36" (91 cm), Early to late midseason bloom. Dark midnight violet self, bronzy beard. ('Blue Sapphire' x 'Down Beat') X 'Real Glory'. Fleur de Lis 1962. Honorable Mention 1963.

RUMBLING THUNDER (Tompkins 1962). An exciting new iris of deep blue-violet color, that is perfectly formed with closed standards and broad, semiflaring falls. Substance and branching are excellent. This is a "must-have" for us. [Ralph and Helen Lewis, “Irises From North Carolina’s Coastal Plains to the Foot of Pikes Peak,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 167 (October 1962): 90.]

RUMBLING THUNDER (Tompkins '62) Midnight violet in color, this iris is most aptly named. Large flowers with tight standards and broad round falls show excellent substance and texture. Branching is good, stems are strong, performance is very fine. [Ralph and Helen Lewis, “Iris from the Carolinas to Iowa and Ohio,” Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 179 (October 1965): 89.]


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