before 1914, Barr
(Collected by Barr & Sons
, before 1914, named by Wallace) Sib, color code=B1D (dark blue self) generally listed by many nurseries since introduction: (The 1939 checklist gives a form of Iris orientalis
an old name for Iris sanguinea
. Van Tubergen 1916; Bonwitz 1920; House & Garden 56: 2, 80. August 1929 with black & white photo. Wallace 1934; Perry 1938; Starker 1938; Recieved an Award of Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society in 1914 when shown by Wallace. J.R.H.S. 40: 2, cxxiv. November 1914.
| From Carl Salbach catalog 1938: EMPEROR. Rich glowing reddish violet blue. Very floriferous. A delightful specimen in the garden and unexcelled for strikingly distinct table and other decorations. Tall 35c; 3 for 75c.
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