■(TB) 'Sunset Blaze'
, R. 1948) TB. Early bloom season. 42". (seedling# 343 x seedling# 333 A): seedling# 363.
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| From Cooley's Gardens catalog for 1948: "A tall and huge golden flame-salmon blend, almost a red, but with so much of the gold influence in it that it is not really a red Iris. You have seen the sun look much like this just before it sinks over the horizon. Both standards and falls are extra large and the haft and beard are bright golden yellow. A most impressive flower, blooming early on widely branched stalks reaching 42 inches. Presidents Cup - AIS Convention in 1949, Honorable Mention 1949, Award of Merit 1951.
| "In the Cooley display garden there was a rather tremendous clump of a very tall, spectacular red-brown that was so bright it almost startled me. It turned out to be Sunset Blaze, and the clump was so outstanding it won the President's Cup. I believe Sunset Blaze is going to be one of Dr. Kleinsorge's most popular irises. For some reason it bloomed very short for me the first year but this year it was better and growth since has been so good that I am looking forward to bloom next spring almost as good as that I saw in Oregon. Jesse E. Wills (Tenn.), “Iris Impressions 1949,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 115 (October 1949): 18.
| "Sunset Blaze (Kleinsorge) 1948) is in my opinion the most successful yet, though it is a little lacking, perhaps, in substance. It has a little striation in orange-yellow at the haft, but this lights up the flower and can hardly be considered a fault. The flower itself is of most lovely form, classic and tailored, with wide and imposing petals, flaring elegantly, and the colour is a rich bright red, of brown tone, but not at all brown, and it is very smooth and even." Moore, Nicholas. (1956). The Tall Bearded Iris_. London: Forest Hills, New York: Collingridge; Transatlantic Arts, p. 73.
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