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■(TB) 'The Red Douglas'

1937, Sass

'The Red Douglas' (Jacob Sass, R. 1934). Seedling #33-13. TB height 36" Midseason to late bloom. (('Redwing' x 'Cardinal') X 'Joycette'). Honorable Mention 1936; Award of Merit 1939; American Dykes Medal 1941.

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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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-- KentPfeiffer - 2010-07-11
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TheRedDouglas02.jpgjpg TheRedDouglas02.jpg manage 56 K 14 Apr 2014 - 16:43 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
TheRedDouglas03.JPEGJPEG TheRedDouglas03.JPEG manage 23 K 10 May 2014 - 12:41 Main.TLaurin Photo courtesy of Mike Lowe from original HIPS website
TheRedDouglasBHI.JPGJPG TheRedDouglasBHI.JPG manage 57 K 24 Nov 2011 - 00:21 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
TheRedDouglasRT.jpgjpg TheRedDouglasRT.jpg manage 57 K 10 Mar 2013 - 17:34 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Rick Tasco
TheRedDouglas_by_JanLauritzen.jpgjpg TheRedDouglas_by_JanLauritzen.jpg manage 68 K 23 Oct 2010 - 07:08 Main.janlauritzen Taken at the AIS 2009 Convention in Kansas City
the-red-douglas1-10.jpgjpg the-red-douglas1-10.jpg manage 38 K 11 Jul 2010 - 19:51 Main.mikeu The Red Douglas by Mike Unser
the-red-douglas2-10.jpgjpg the-red-douglas2-10.jpg manage 42 K 11 Jul 2010 - 19:52 Main.mikeu The Red Douglas by Mike Unser
thered01.jpgjpg thered01.jpg manage 89 K 03 May 2015 - 03:10 Main.TLaurin Photo by Breezeway Iris Garden
thereddoug02.JPGJPG thereddoug02.JPG manage 73 K 19 Jun 2014 - 16:37 Main.TLaurin Photo by Rosalie Figge
thereddouglas01.jpgjpg thereddouglas01.jpg manage 24 K 13 Sep 2014 - 16:02 Main.TLaurin Photo by Seagate Irises-United Kingdom
thereddouglas03.JPGJPG thereddouglas03.JPG manage 116 K 29 Mar 2019 - 21:17 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen-London,Ont.-Canada Zone 5
thereddouglas04.JPGJPG thereddouglas04.JPG manage 61 K 21 May 2014 - 03:07 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
thereddouglas05.JPGJPG thereddouglas05.JPG manage 267 K 05 Apr 2019 - 21:56 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen-London,Ont.-Canada Zone 5
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