■(TB) 'Morning Splendor'
(J. M. Shull
, R. 1923) 36", Midseason bloom. Color Class-R7D. Standards petunia violet; falls rich raisin purple. I. trojana
x 'Lent A. Williamson'
. Shull 1923. Honorable Mention 1922.
Nursery listings: Shull 1923; 1926; 1938; Sturt. 1924; Indian Spr. 1927; Sheets 1928; Brand 1932; Bun. 1938; Rowan. 1938; Wass. 1938.
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| From Chevy Chase Iris Garden, Marion Shull catalog, 1926: MORNING SPLENDOR (Shull 1923) — H.M., A.I.S.,1922 — All that the name implies. Should always be planted where the low-lying sun may be seen through it for then its Petunia Viole standards and Raisin Purple falls produce the most brilliant red effect we have yet seen among the Tall Bearded Irises. Flowers are large, of fine form, heavy substance, and delightful fragrance, and are borne on tall, strong stems. In 1925 one of our best known connoisseurs and writers on garden topics declared it “The finest American Iris I have ever seen.” $7.50.
| From Indian Spring Farms catalog, 1927: MORNING SPLENDOR (Shull 1923). This is the outstanding Iris of all American introductions today. In 1922 it received Honorable Mention from the American Iris Society, and in 1926 it was awarded the Silver Medal of the Garden Club of America in competitive test at the New York Botanical Garden. The flowers are large, of fine form, heavy substance, and delightful fragrance, and are borne on tall, strong stems. S. petunia violet; F. rich raisin-purple. When viewed in rtransmitted sunlight, a most beautiful red effect is produced, the most brilliant yet seen in an Iris. 48 inches. $5.00 each.
| Other awards: Gold Medal, Garden Club of America 1926; Silver Medal, Garden Club of America 1926; AM, Haarlem 1931; AM R.H.S. 1931.
| Citations: Horticulture Directory 5:239. 15 June 1927, includes illustration; A.I.S. Bulletin 14:28 Jan. 1925; Journal Royal Horticultural Society 57:Pt 1:73, 1932 Trials.
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