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■(TB) 'Prairie Sunset'

1939, Sass

'Prairie Sunset' (Hans Peter Sass, R. 1936) TB , Midseason to late bloom. Color Class-S9L. Apricot, rose pink, and copper blend. 'Sandalwood' X 'Amitola'. Sass 1939. Honorable Mention 1937; Award of Merit 1941; American Dykes Medal 1943.

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From Sass catalog, 1948: PRAIRIE SUNSET (Hans Sass, 1939)- Flowers large and of heavy substance. Color as to Ridgeway Onion Skin Pink and Vinaceous Tawny, with some lustre added. 36-ineh stems, fair branching. (Dykes Medal, 1943). $1.50
PRAIRIE SUNSET - Our next visit, some ten days later, took us straight to Midwest Gardens for a call on Prairie Sunset. I wondered whether I should recognize it after a year had passed, but though it stood in another place among many seedlings, there was no mistaking it. It still held its own-tops over all. It was close to forty inches-not quite so tall as last year. At that time I had examined it most painstakingly and made careful notes. There was, I recall, a very faint line of purple at the edge of the standards and a greenish tinge to the midrib. Neither of those points was visible this year. The flower was a smooth, satiny shining gold with a pinkish flush, but very little pink. If it were not for the shining quality the color might be a little dull, but it is pure gold-not tan. The appearance of heavy substance gives its look of superiority. [Lucy W. Tinley, "Midwest Iris Notes", A.I.S. Bulletin 75 (December 1939): 18.]

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-- KentPfeiffer - 2010-06-06
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PrairieSunset02.JPEGJPEG PrairieSunset02.JPEG manage 15 K 10 May 2014 - 14:28 Main.TLaurin Photo courtesy of Mike Lowe from original HIPS website
PrairieSunset03.JPGJPG PrairieSunset03.JPG manage 121 K 27 Dec 2016 - 20:59 Main.TLaurin Photo by Elizabeth Rieniets
PrairieSunsetSass39.JPGJPG PrairieSunsetSass39.JPG manage 65 K 06 Jun 2010 - 23:20 KentPfeiffer Picture taken at the Sass Memorial Garden near Ashland, Nebraska
PrairieSunsetakpa.JPGJPG PrairieSunsetakpa.JPG manage 44 K 24 Dec 2012 - 21:02 KentPfeiffer Taken at the Sass Memorial Garden near Ashland, Nebraska on May 4, 2012
PrairieSunsetkp.JPGJPG PrairieSunsetkp.JPG manage 46 K 12 Jan 2011 - 20:34 KentPfeiffer Taken at the Sass Memorial Garden near Ashland, Nebraska on May 17, 2010
Prairie_Sunset_2.jpgjpg Prairie_Sunset_2.jpg manage 335 K 25 Jan 2014 - 21:00 Main.Rebelsher Prairie Sunset Tall Bearded Iris Photo ©2013 Sherry Harris (Hi Desert Iris & Daylily Society)
Prarie01.jpgjpg Prarie01.jpg manage 103 K 25 Mar 2015 - 14:31 Main.TLaurin Photo by Paul Black
Prarie__Sunset.jpgjpg Prarie__Sunset.jpg manage 320 K 25 Jan 2014 - 20:59 Main.Rebelsher Prairie Sunset Tall Bearded Iris Photo ©2013 Sherry Harris (Hi Desert Iris & Daylily Society)
prairie sunset.jpgjpg prairie sunset.jpg manage 73 K 28 Nov 2017 - 14:05 BobPries From 1952 Schreiners catalog
prairie-sunset1-12.jpgjpg prairie-sunset1-12.jpg manage 86 K 05 Apr 2015 - 15:49 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
prairie01.jpgjpg prairie01.jpg manage 65 K 03 May 2015 - 02:51 Main.TLaurin Photo by Breezeway Iris Garden
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prairiesunset01.jpgjpg prairiesunset01.jpg manage 49 K 22 Aug 2014 - 14:36 Main.TLaurin Photo by Iris City Gardens
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