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■(TB) 'Tenaya'

1933, Essig

'Tenaya' (Edward Essig, R. 1933) TB. Early bloom. Color Class-R1. ('Alcazar' x 'Souv. De Mme Gaudichau') X 'Cardinal'. Honorable Mention 1936.

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From Carl Salbach catalog 1935: Tenaya (Essig). A taller, better branched Modoc. Has the same glowing velvety blackish red-purple, and just as bright. We regard this as one of Prof. Essig's finest introductions since Easter Morn. $3.50; 3 for $10.
From Maple Valley Iris Gardens catalog, 1937: TENAYA (Esslg 1933) M. 38 in. A deep rich raisin purple self with a glowing iridescence unusual in so dark an iris. The form. substance and branching are excellent. H. M. 1936. $1.00.
From Fairmount Gardens catalog, 1938: TENAYA (Essig 1933) A glowing velvety blackish red purple. One of the best of the dark toned irises. H. M., A.I.S. 1936. 36 in. $ .75"

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