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■(JI) 'Kongo-San'

1900-1910, Toko-En

'Kongo-San' ( Toko-En Nursery, 1900-1910) JI. Double. Color Class-6BD. Translation: Diamond Mountain.

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From Flowerfield catalog, 1939: Frilled style branches and stamens, 6½" petals, round and frilled, royal-blue, with deep dark velvety shades of violet. A very rare Iris imported by us a very short time ago. 42". $2.00.
From Fairmount Gardens catalog, 1942: KONGO-SAN (Toko-en 1900-1910) Dbl. A gorgeous royal blue flushed with deep velvety shades of violet. A very tall and stunning iris of great poise and finish. 45 in. $4.00.
From Marx Gardens catalog, 1955: KONGO-SAN (Diamond Mountain) Each $2.00. An elegant variety of the same color as our Higo variety Hisakata. However color is the only similarity. Kongo-san is extremely ruffled and not as large. Its outstanding feature is the extremely tufted center forming a complete pompon at times. The flower then looks more like a peony than an iris. Very late.
From Flowerfield Bulb Farms catalog 1956: KONGO SAN (Diamond Mountain). (Yokahama). Spectrum-violel ground with a deep blue zone and veinings. Styles are blue-violet; smooth edged, disc-like, double flower. 6 inches in diameter. Plants grow 36 inches tall, mid-season to late bloom. Each $2.00, Three $4.00, Doz. $12.00.

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Topic revision: r9 - 30 Apr 2019, Betsy881
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