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■(TB) 'Brunhilde'

1934, Salbach

'Brunhilde' ( Carl Salbach, R. 1934). TB, Midseason bloom. Color Class -B7M. Fragrant. 'San Diego' x ( 'Cardinal' x BD seedling). Honorable Mention 1936; Award of Merit 1937. Synonym: Burnhilde. Carl Salbach 1934.

NOTE: 1939 Checklist, p.141 - typographical error of first citation item - should read "Bull. A.I.S. 63:62 instead of 16:62

NOTE: 1949 Checklist, p. 61 - Adds synonym name

Additional nursery listings: Wayman, 1943.

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From Carl Salbach catalog, 1934: BRUNHILDE (Salbach 1931,). A tall, dark blue violet self that establishes a new level of quality for iris of this type. A most regal iris that will be particularly welcome because of its color intensity, and its unusually smooth finish. Large blooms that are an example of perfect form in an iris of the flaring fall type. Well branched stalks, with a full quota of blooms. Color by Ridgway "dark soft bluishviolet," with unusual blue beard. Splendid under artificial light. An iris that adds a note of real character to any garden. 40 inches. $15.00.
From Carl Salbach catalog 1936: Brunhilde (Salbach 1931). Additional information: An iris that adds a note of real character to any garden, having been grown and greatly praised in all sections of the Nation. In addition to its fine form and rich, intense color, this iris is noticeable for its low branched stalks, which carry as many as 20 blooms and buds apiece. We predict a splendid future for this magnificent iris. Mid-season. 40-inch. $7.00.
Wayman catalog, 1943: Brunhilde—38 in. Intense deep rich indigo blue. Superb. 0.35c.
"Brunhilde bunches badly, forming the most compact plume of bloom I have seen in any iris. This is considered a serious fault, but not in my scheme of things, especially when the color is dark. It is ideal for arrangements for this reason as its color fills in at the base where its weight is needed. This is a really inky, cobalt blue self with a blue beard and flaring falls, the whole flower distinctly ruffled." Lila McCombs (Hughson, CA): "A Critical Evaluation of Older Iris," The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 110 (July 1948): 96.
Citations: A.I.S. Bulletin 63:62 (Oct. 1936); A.I.S. Bulletin 66:87 (Sep. 1937)

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Topic revision: r14 - 17 May 2019, Betsy881
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