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■(TB) 'City Of Lincoln'

1936, Sass

'City Of Lincoln' (Hans Peter Sass, R. 1936) TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class -9YD. Al-lu-we X unknown). Sass 1936. Honorable Mention 1937; Award of Merit 1939.

1939 Checklist citation: Bull. A.I.S. 66:88 Sep. 1937.

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From Cooley's catalog, 1952: CITY OF LINCOLN* (H. Sass, 1936) Brightest, largest, and surely the finest of all true variegatas. Clear golden yellow standards, broad, fiery red falls, startling in their contrast. When well grown on an established plant it is unbeatable. Each 50c; 3 for $1.25. HM AIS, 1937; AM, 1939.
From Schreiner's Catalog, 1941: CITY OF LINCOLN. King of the variegatas! The variegata by which all others are judged. This superb iris, achieved after many years work by the famous Sass Brothers, possesses rich golden standards and bright velvety red falls. City of Lincoln possesses fine height, excellent branching, splendid flaring form and equals most of the newer irises in size
City of Lincoln: (H. Sass). Clean cut variegata-tall, fairly well branched, flower well shaped but not striking-fairly large, clear golden standards and reddish falls showing yellow edging, haft heavily veined. Must see again before can become enamored. [Belsley, Ray J. (1939), Varietal Comments. Bulletin of the American Iris Society 074 (July 1939), 15.]
From Adamgrove catalog, 1997: CITY OF LINCOLN (H.P. Sass, 1936) The 1939 Checklist, in its inimitably terse manner, describes this as "Y9D", which translates to yellow standards and red falls. Hardly a barnburner of a description, but the iris--well, barnburner is the term. The vibrancy of the yellow-gold standards, the intensity of the dark red falls, set the iris world afire. $5.00. AM 39. [Al-lu-we X sdlg from Jubilee]


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.

BobPries - 21 Apr 2019

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City Of Lincoln TB Hans Peter Sasss 1936.jpgjpg City Of Lincoln TB Hans Peter Sasss 1936.jpg manage 572 K 28 Mar 2021 - 16:54 Main.georgebacon George Bacon - Breezeway Iris Garden
City of Lincoln1.jpgjpg City of Lincoln1.jpg manage 310 K 16 Nov 2020 - 22:29 Main.Harloiris Photo by John Black, zone 4 Montana
CityOfLincoln01.JPGJPG CityOfLincoln01.JPG manage 57 K 10 Dec 2014 - 21:36 UnknownUser Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
CityOfLincoln02.JPGJPG CityOfLincoln02.JPG manage 95 K 13 Aug 2021 - 19:20 UnknownUser Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
CityOfLincoln12BHI.jpgjpg CityOfLincoln12BHI.jpg manage 77 K 15 Apr 2012 - 19:32 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
CityofLincoln3DCL.jpgjpg CityofLincoln3DCL.jpg manage 73 K 15 May 2014 - 17:36 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Dottie Ladman
CityofLincolnDCL.jpgjpg CityofLincolnDCL.jpg manage 64 K 15 May 2014 - 17:35 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Dottie Ladman
CityofLincoln_Cooley_52.jpgjpg CityofLincoln_Cooley_52.jpg manage 176 K 22 Jan 2014 - 19:40 UnknownUser Cooley's Catalog 1952, p. 30.
cityoflincoln-jb.jpgjpg cityoflincoln-jb.jpg manage 62 K 16 Feb 2013 - 18:38 Main.Harloiris photo Mike Unser
cityoflincoln1.JPGJPG cityoflincoln1.JPG manage 133 K 10 Jun 2020 - 15:22 UnknownUser Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
cityoflincoln2.JPGJPG cityoflincoln2.JPG manage 97 K 10 Jun 2020 - 15:22 UnknownUser Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
cityoflincoln3.JPGJPG cityoflincoln3.JPG manage 126 K 10 Jun 2020 - 15:22 UnknownUser Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
cityoflincoln4.JPGJPG cityoflincoln4.JPG manage 152 K 06 Jan 2022 - 21:49 UnknownUser Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
cityoflincoln5.JPGJPG cityoflincoln5.JPG manage 186 K 11 Jul 2023 - 02:02 UnknownUser Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
tb_city_of_lincoln_wiki.JPGJPG tb_city_of_lincoln_wiki.JPG manage 74 K 17 Nov 2011 - 14:21 Main.plantaddict487 BJ SW MB Canada, Zone 3USDA
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