Difference: TbDonelson (r5 vs. r4)

(TB) 'Donelson'

1961, Wills

'Donelson' ( Jesse Wills, R. 1961). Sdlg. 24-56. TB, 38" (97 cm), Early to midseason bloom. . Color Class-OR1, Coppery red self. 76: (red sdlg. from long line breeding) X 'Chicamauga'.

What probably pleased me most was the performance of all four of my newest named reds. DONELSON is a 1956 seedling which I named last year because it continued so consistently good. It is a vigorous grower and is tall and well branched. The moderately large flowers are wide and nicely formed, and are somewhat bitone coppery-red. The haft does not have too much venation, but it is not as clean as I would like, which is the only thing that held me back on naming it. [Jesse E. Wills, “Notes on the 1962 Iris Season,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 166 (July 1962): 22-23.]

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