(N. J. Thomas
and Herman Thorup
, R. 1937) TB. Late midseason to late bloom. Color Class-R7D. 'Waconda'
x ('Grace Sturtevant'
| PIUTE (Thomas 1937) M. 38". One of the best irises we flowered last year. It is the nearest approach to real red that we have seen . It is a pure rich red self with no trace of blue or purple in it. The flower is well rounded and flares in a manner similar to Numa Roumestan, but it is of very heavy texture and smooth finish and more brilliant in color. A truly beautiful iris. $20.00. Quality Gardens Catalog 1937.
| Piute: (Thomas). Color practically the evenest dark red of any, no branching evident, blossom large. Falls turn under slightly which in this case is rather interesting. Belsley, Ray J., Varietal Comments. Bulletin of the American Iris Society 74 (July 1939), 18.
| The very late Piute is an aristocratic personality, a dark red self minus any trace of blue or purple, with long, peaked standards, and drooping, round falls. [Lila McCombs, “A Critical Evaluation of Older Irises”, The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 110 (July 1948): 59.]
| From Carl Salbach catalog 1938: PIUTE (Thomas-Thorup). For those that do not demand the huge giants, Piute is definitely one of the finest reds grown. Of medium size, it is characterized by its most distinct coloring - not as bright, but richer than Ouray perhaps, best described as deepest maroon. Described by one of the A. I. S. judges as "the reddest of them all." Very heavy of texture, and smooth of finish. Mid-season. 36-inch. $15.00.
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