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(TB) 'Red Dominion'

1931, Ayres

'Red Dominion' (Dr. Wylie M. Ayres, 1931) TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-R9D. ('Dominion' x 'Nancy Orne') x 'Dominion'. Honorable Mention 1931.

Nursery listings: Pat. 1931; Gage 1938; Bun. 1938; Wass. 1938.

RED DOMINION. The much-heralded garnet-red Dominion from Dr. Ayres, introduced last year by Quality Gardens. I thrilled at the sight of this iris two years ago when I saw it growing in the garden of the originator, and have always spoken highly of it since that time. While the standards are a shade lighter than the falls, it is practically a self in effect, a piece of rich red velvet. The buds are particularly striking. Each $20.00. (Cooley's, 1932).

Last year the outstanding iris that bloomed for us from Dr. Ayers was Red Dominion, a magnificent iris, huge, tall, well branched with falls of oxblood velvet and standards of rosy tone. It unquestionably was one of the finest if not the finest iris of the year, a worthy candidate for the Dykes medal had there been an award and so recommended by several judges. (Pattison, 1932, p. 4).

RED DOMINION (Ayres 1931) M. 38 in. A rich and glowing oxblood red, of wide flaring form, firm substance, and excellent finish. One of the very best medium priced reds. H. M., 1931. $1.00. (Maple Valley, 1937).

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American Iris Society. (1932). 1931 report: Committee awards. Bulletin of the American Iris Society, 42(January 1932), 18.
Cooley's Iris Gardens. (1932). Wholesale price list 1932. Biodiversity Heritage Library. Retrieved from
Peckham, E. (Ed.). (1940). Alphabetical iris check list: 1939. The American Iris Society.
Maple Valley Iris Gardens. (1937). Nursery catalog. The American Iris Society Iris Encyclopedia. Retrieved from
Pattison, Mrs. D. (1932). Foreward: Quality Gardens nursery catalog for 1932. Retrieved from

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