■(TB) 'The Red Douglas'
'The Red Douglas'
, R. 1934). Seedling #33-13. TB height 36" Midseason to late bloom. (('Redwing'
) X 'Joycette'
). Honorable Mention 1936; Award of Merit 1939; American Dykes Medal 1941
* See below:
| From Sass catalog, 1937: THE RED DOUGLAS (33-13) (Jacob Sass, 1937) - S. Raisin Purple. F. Dahlia Purple with brown haft. Prominent orange beard. Large flowers on tall well branched stalks up to 40 inches. $25.00.
| The Red Douglas: (J. Sass). While it may not be the best dark red it is one of the most desirable; very rich even clean color, stalk well branched, well worthy of its award. Entrancing. [Belsley, Ray J., Varietal Comments. Bulletin of the American Iris Society 74 (July 1939), 19.]
| From Carl Salbach catalog 1938: THE RED DOUGLAS (Jacob Sass 1937). Another fine iris that we helped to introduce. Received everywhere by iris enthusiasts as a true sensation. Tall (40-inch}, well branched, and of fine form with a general color effect of bright red. The flower is a deep rich red, brightened by its showy orange beard. Brown haft markings. Very highly rated in the Mid-West, having received its first award, an H. M. from the A. I. S. before it was introduced. Mid-season. $25.00.
| From Schreiners Iris Lover's catalog for 1947: "A magnificent iris. A vibrant red of rich plush-like quality. Rich, rosy wine red solid to the haft. It is not the reddest iris but rather a sterling, gorgeously rich, deep dark red. Critics agree it is one of the finest iris we have."
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