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(TB) 'Kingpin'

1956, Lyon

'Kingpin' (David Lyon, R. 1955). Seedling# 610-51-1. TB, 36" (91 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class-R5, Red-toned blend. Standards medium oxblood red; falls slightly deeper, splashed deep violet-purple at end of beard; overfiush of brown; beard deep antique Indian yellow. 'Auburn' X 'Savage'. Lyon 1956.

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From AIS Bulletin #141, April 1956 Introducing KINGPIN (Lyon 1956) . $20.00. A rich and lustrous iris in blended reds. Standards are medium oxblood red, falls slightly deeper, splashed deep violet. An antique Indian yellow beard. 5-way branching. 36". Lyon Iris Garden.
From Lyon’s Irisland catalog, 1959: KINGPIN (Lyon '56) $5.00. This red-toned iris with its semi-tailored flowers of flaring form has standards of medium oxblood red; falls deeper oxblood red with a violet-purple splash. Beard antique yellow. 4-5 way branching. 36". M. (Auburn X Savage).

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