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(TB) 'Crimson Tide'

1939, Nicholls

'Crimson Tide' (Col. Jesse Nicholls, 1939). TB. Late midseason bloom. Color Class R9D. 'Valor' x 'Spokan'.

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CRIMSON TIDE (1939) 42". Large. S red, arched and domed. F deeper red, very velvety, flare widely. Orange beard. Substance strong and lasting. Low and widely branched, with many blooms open. Does not spot. Splendid habit. Valor seedling with no Dominion heredity. First Class Certificate at Rome in 1940, runner-up to Red Valor which received the Roman Gold Medal. $12.00. (Peonies and Closing Out Sale of Irises catalog 1940, J.C. Nicholls, Sr., James Z. Nicholls, Ithaca, NY).
CRIMSON TIDE (Nicholls, 1939) - Deep red with orange beard, standards dull purplish red, falls a deeper color, thus giving a good deal of contrast; falls flaringly recurved; this variety not in class with SOLID MAHOGANY. [Elis Nelson, "Varietal Notes on Red Irises," The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 110 (July 1948): 92.]
'Crimson Tide' also listed for sale in the following catalogs: Schreiner 1944,

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