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■(IB) 'King Karl'

1925, Sass

'King Karl' (Jacob Sass, R. 1925) IB. 28". Midseason bloom. Color Class-S5M. 'Midwest' x I. variegata .

Awarded the AIS Award of Merit for 1924 introductions published in the January 1928 AIS Bulletin, page 53, see reference below.

See below:

1928 01 AIS 026 1928 Awards Listing.pdfKing Karljb.jpgkingkarl.JPGkingkarl1.JPGkingkarl2.JPG


From Sass catalog, 1937: KING KARL (Jacob Sass, 1925)- Beautifully ruffled light pinkish cinnamon standards. F. cream sanded in an all-over pattern of liseran purple with a yellow beard. The bloom takes on beautiful rosy tones as it ages. 27 inches. (Award of Merit, Wisley Trials, 1931). 25c
From Sarah Toedt’s Springtime Gardens catalog, 1929: KING KARL — A ruffled cream background plicata with heavier stippling of color than Jubilee. Coppery tones in the stippling.
From Quality Gardens catalog 1931: KING KARL, (Sass 1924) M. 30". A plicata which is still outstanding as there is nothing like the color of it yet on the market. A deep peach color, heavily dotted a pinkish brown. The flower is beautifully frilled and has lots of substance. Darker than Jubilee. $.75.
Great illustration Scheepers 1930 catalog
The AIS Awards from 1926 and 1927 judges reports at the New York Botanical Garden were published in the January 1928 Bulletin, page 53.


Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

Hardiness Zones 4-8 for most varieties, Some cultivars tolerate colder, others tolerate warmer zones (please comment in comment box with your location if this cultivar grows well in zone 3, 4, 9, or 10.)
Exposure Prefers full sun for optimal performance, may still bloom in half-day shade
Water: Prefers well drained good garden soil, Tolerant of dry conditions in established plants, Intolerant of swampy conditions.
PH Prefers Neutral to basic solis 6.1 to 8.5, quite toleranr of more extreme conditions
Fertilizer Prefers rich conditions on relatively inorganic soils.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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1928_01_AIS_026 1928 Awards Listing.pdfpdf 1928_01_AIS_026 1928 Awards Listing.pdf manage 64 K 28 Dec 2023 - 15:02 Main.dougchyz 1928 AIS Awards listing in the January 1928 Bulletin
King_Karljb.jpgjpg King_Karljb.jpg manage 83 K 18 Apr 2016 - 21:28 Main.Harloiris Sass Memorial Iris Garden photo by Linda Wilkie
kingkarl.JPGJPG kingkarl.JPG manage 620 K 22 Jun 2018 - 22:36 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
kingkarl1.JPGJPG kingkarl1.JPG manage 753 K 22 Jun 2018 - 22:37 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
kingkarl2.JPGJPG kingkarl2.JPG manage 737 K 22 Jun 2018 - 22:39 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
Topic revision: r22 - 28 Dec 2023, dougchyz
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