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(TB) 'Boss'

1942, Boss

'Boss' (Thomas Washington, R. 1941) TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class R6M.

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From Fairmount Gardens Catalog. Summer 1942, Spring 1943, Lowell, Massachusetts. BOSS (Washington 1942) M. The intimate friends of Mr. Washington will recognize the name of '"Boss" for it is the nickname we all called him, and the name was chosen by Mrs. Washington for this splendid red-brown iris. According to Ridgway the standards are golden Hays russet, very broad and firmly domed, and with a strong yellow midrib. The falls are between Morocco red and Brazil red bordered with Pecan brown . The falls are broad and semi-flaring with exceptionally velvety finish and heavy substance. The beard is red tipped with orange. Unfortunately this iris did not bloom until after the A. I. S. members visited the garden last May, but iris judges that saw it consider this the finest iris that Mr. Washington produced. A very handsome and distinctive red-brown iris with no red-purple tones. Three branches and terminal on strong sturdy stalks. 36 in. $25.00.

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