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■(TB) 'Thotmes III'

1950, Kleinsorge

'Thotmes III' (Rudolph Kleinsorge, R. 1950). TB, 40" (102 cm), Late bloom. Golden brown self. 'Mexico' x sdlg 314. Cooley 1950. Honorable Mention 1951; Award of Merit 1953.

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From Cooley's Gardens catalog for 1950: "Nine years ago we introduced Tobacco Road. Since then the Kleinsorge "browns" have become known and grown the world over... deep browns, pale tans, sultry blends in many hues. This newest one is medium light in tone, a smooth self of glistening tan with a light bronze beard. It is a gigantic Iris with extra broad falls and heavy texture. 40 inches tall. The name? Well, in ancient times an Egyptian Pharaoh named THOTMES III sent an expedition into Syria to collect plants for his homeland. His men brought back, among other things, rhizomes of the Iris and to this day the inscriptions and carvings on his temple walls record this interesting bit of Iris history. Here is an Iris worthy to be named for this pioneer Iris collector!" Note: The temple mentioned is the Temple of Karnak which contains a room illustrated with plants from the pharaoh's collection.
THOTMES III. "I would grow this iris if only for the name. The old Pharaohs have always intrigued me no end. My son did not think the color of this very exceptional, but every visitor who came into my garden this year did. It must therefore have an appeal that we didn't quite catch." Mrs. M. D. Naylor (Utah), “Varietal Comment, Comments from Region 12” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 123, (October 1951): 74.

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-- MikeUnser - 2009-11-15
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THOMAS_III.pngpng THOMAS_III.png manage 379 K 18 Feb 2017 - 00:50 Main.hrandiac Scanned from 1954 Milliken catalog
thotmes-iii1-16.jpgjpg thotmes-iii1-16.jpg manage 105 K 04 Sep 2016 - 05:25 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
thotmes-iii2-08.jpgjpg thotmes-iii2-08.jpg manage 39 K 15 Nov 2009 - 20:39 Main.mikeu Thotmes III by Mike Unser
thotmes-iii2-09.jpgjpg thotmes-iii2-09.jpg manage 40 K 15 Nov 2009 - 20:39 Main.mikeu Thotmes III by Mike Unser
thotmes-iii2-16.jpgjpg thotmes-iii2-16.jpg manage 173 K 04 Sep 2016 - 05:25 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
thotmes-iii3-09.jpgjpg thotmes-iii3-09.jpg manage 31 K 15 Nov 2009 - 20:40 Main.mikeu Thotmes III by Mike Unser
thotmes-iii3-16.jpgjpg thotmes-iii3-16.jpg manage 123 K 04 Sep 2016 - 05:25 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
thotmes-iii4-16.jpgjpg thotmes-iii4-16.jpg manage 126 K 04 Sep 2016 - 05:25 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
thotmes01.jpgjpg thotmes01.jpg manage 146 K 04 May 2018 - 20:27 Main.TLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
thotmes1.JPGJPG thotmes1.JPG manage 639 K 30 Jul 2018 - 21:39 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
thotmes2.JPGJPG thotmes2.JPG manage 800 K 30 Jul 2018 - 21:41 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
thotmes3.JPGJPG thotmes3.JPG manage 921 K 30 Jul 2018 - 21:43 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
thotmes_III_fl.jpgjpg thotmes_III_fl.jpg manage 72 K 21 Feb 2011 - 19:32 IrisP  
thotmesiii-jb.jpgjpg thotmesiii-jb.jpg manage 71 K 23 Feb 2013 - 18:04 Main.Harloiris photo by Mike Unser
thotmesiii6.jpgjpg thotmesiii6.jpg manage 51 K 14 Sep 2013 - 02:10 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy's Iris Garden
Topic revision: r17 - 14 Jun 2019, Betsy881
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