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■(TB) 'Red Torch'

1947, Sass-Whiting*

'Red Torch' (Hans Peter Sass, R. 1945) TB. Late bloom. Color Class-S9M. 'Rouge Bouquet' x 'Prairie Sunset'. High Commendation 1944, Honorable Mention 1947.

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From Maple Valley Iris Garden catalog, 1947: RED TORCH (H. P. Sass 1947) No. 36-41 (ROUGE BOUQUET X PRAIRIE SUNSET) M. L. 34 inches. This iris has bloomed in our garden under number 36—41 for three years and has been much admired by everyone. The standards are of rich bronze gold and the falls are of the purest red that we have ever seen in an iris. We are proud that it came from one of our own irises—ROUGE BOUQUET. As No. 36—41 it has been favorably commented on in the A. I. S. Bulletin several times, No. 94252, No. 99:29 and No. 100221. The flowers are of medium size, nicely rounded form and excellent substance. It is a perfect color jewel. It can be seen this year at Mr. Fishburn’s, Mrs. Pattison’s, J. D. Long’s, Dr. Cook’s, here and at the Sass’s. H. C., A. I. S. 1944. $10.00.
From Sass catalog, 1948: RED TORCH (H. P. Sass)- A brilliant variegata S. deep buff. F. brilliant deep red. Medium sized flowers on 34-inch stems. $10.00
Dates and Introducer entries from: [Robert E. Allen, “The Hundred Favorite Irises of 1949, Table IV-The First Hundred and Fifty Favorites of 1949,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 116, (January 1950): 11.
1949 Checklist entries, page 203: RED TORCH. TB-La-S9M (Sass-H.P. N.); R., 1945; (Rouge Bouquet X Prairie Sunset); #36-41; H.C., A.I.S. 1944; A.I.S. Bull. 94:4. Aug. 1944; ☐ none.RED TORCH. Etc.,; (Sass-H.P.); Etc.; H.M., A.I.S. 1947; A.I.S. Bull. 106:127. July 1947.

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Red Torch.jpgjpg Red Torch.jpg manage 48 K 27 Nov 2017 - 15:20 BobPries From Schreiners 1952 catalog
RedTorch01.JPGJPG RedTorch01.JPG manage 72 K 04 Dec 2014 - 16:41 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
RedTorch12BHI.JPGJPG RedTorch12BHI.JPG manage 65 K 30 Apr 2012 - 23:57 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
RedTorch45kp12-01.JPGJPG RedTorch45kp12-01.JPG manage 41 K 28 Nov 2016 - 21:02 Main.Harloiris Detail of Kent Pfeiffer photo
RedTorch45kp12.JPGJPG RedTorch45kp12.JPG manage 68 K 31 May 2012 - 15:10 KentPfeiffer Taken at the Sass Memorial Garden near Ashland, Nebraska on May 4, 2012
RedTorchBHI.JPGJPG RedTorchBHI.JPG manage 106 K 21 Nov 2011 - 16:01 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
redtorch1.JPGJPG redtorch1.JPG manage 463 K 22 Jul 2018 - 03:16 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
redtorch2.JPGJPG redtorch2.JPG manage 646 K 22 Jul 2018 - 03:17 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
redtorch3.JPGJPG redtorch3.JPG manage 131 K 21 Jun 2020 - 02:15 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
redtorch4.JPGJPG redtorch4.JPG manage 140 K 21 Jun 2020 - 02:15 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
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