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■ (TB) 'King Tut'

1926, Sass

'King Tut' (Hans Peter Sass, R. 1926) TB Late bloom. Color Class-S6D, Sass 1926; Toedt 1927; Orpington 1938; Wasserman 1938; Katkameir 1939; It was pictured in color in Coun. Life Am. 58:2, 34. June 1930.

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From Sass catalog, 1937: KING TUT (H. P. Sass, 1925)-Notable for its beautiful brilliant brown and red tones that fairly blaze in bright sun. F. Hessian-brown. S. and stigmas Cacao brown. Haft and beard golden yellow, the general effect in the garden of brilliant red. 50c
From Sarah Toedt’s Springtime Gardens catalog, 1929: KING TUT — The most brilliantly colored Iris I have seen in the garden or on the exhibition table. The flowers are large, standards of yellowish brown, and there is a suggestion of fire in the brown red coloring of the velvety, firm-textured falls.
KING TUT. One of the inherent qualities of the many new Sass irises is the element of rich red-brown in the various color schemes. This has been accomplished through the use of KING TUT in the various crosses, and in spite of his almost countless progeny, the King still remains the most brilliant of all, blazing in the sunlight like a live ember. Easy to grow, a free flowerer. Every iris grower should have it. Each $1.00; three for $2.70; ten, $7.50. Cooley's Wholesale pricelist, 1932.


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.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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-- KentPfeiffer - 2010-06-05
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
KingTutBHI.JPGJPG KingTutBHI.JPG manage 88 K 18 Nov 2011 - 23:51 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
KingTutSass26.JPGJPG KingTutSass26.JPG manage 56 K 06 Jun 2010 - 15:19 KentPfeiffer Picture taken at the Sass Memorial Garden near Ashland, Nebraska
KingTutkp12.JPGJPG KingTutkp12.JPG manage 63 K 31 May 2012 - 14:45 KentPfeiffer Taken at the Sass Memorial Garden near Ashland, Nebraska on May 4, 2012
King_Tut.jpgjpg King_Tut.jpg manage 31 K 14 Dec 2010 - 14:34 UnknownUser Courtesy of Mike Lowe from original HIPS website
King_Tut_fl.JPGJPG King_Tut_fl.JPG manage 56 K 17 Feb 2011 - 16:37 IrisP  
king-tut1-16.jpgjpg king-tut1-16.jpg manage 118 K 04 Sep 2016 - 03:11 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
king-tut3-16.jpgjpg king-tut3-16.jpg manage 173 K 04 Sep 2016 - 03:11 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
king-tut5-16.jpgjpg king-tut5-16.jpg manage 148 K 04 Sep 2016 - 03:11 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
king-tut6-16.jpgjpg king-tut6-16.jpg manage 108 K 04 Sep 2016 - 03:11 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
kingtut.JPGJPG kingtut.JPG manage 518 K 23 Jun 2018 - 02:38 UnknownUser Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
kingtut1.JPGJPG kingtut1.JPG manage 692 K 23 Jun 2018 - 02:41 UnknownUser Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
kingtut2.JPGJPG kingtut2.JPG manage 189 K 28 Dec 2021 - 15:34 UnknownUser Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
Topic revision: r25 - 28 Dec 2021, Harloiris
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