■(TB) 'Rocket'

1945, Whiting

'Rocket' (Mrs. C. Whiting 1945). Seedling# 4215. TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-Y9D. Whiting 4013: ('Sandalwood' x 'Naranja') X 'Golden Spike'. Honorable Mention 1945, Award of Merit 1947.

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From Maple Valley Iris Garden catalog, 1945: ROCKET (No. 4215) A brilliant new orange yellow iris that many of our visitors think is the finest they have ever seen in our gardens. Judges and casual visitors alike, went straight to it. The standards are pure deep chrome and the falls are pure deep orange chrome almost to the edge. The flowers are large, wide petalled, classically formed and of very heavy substance. Seven to nine blooms are well carried on strong 38 inch stalks. When this seedling first bloomed we called it Brass Band—because it was so loud—but it is really flame color, not in the least brassy, so we have named it ROCKET. $40.00.
From Fairmount Gardens catalog, 1948: ROCKET (Whiting 1945) E. M. One of the most discussed iris of recent years. The standards are pure deep chrome, and the falls are orange chrome, shaded a bit lighter at the edge. The flowers are large, broad petaled and of firm substance. Strong well branched stalks. A clump of this variety has great carrying qualities in the garden. H.M., A.I.S. 1945. A.M., A.I.S. 1947. R. 90 1946. 38 in. $20.00.
Rocket...was as radiant as it could be on a still day. You will never appreciate Rocket until you see it in huge clumps against a green background, the way it grows at the Whitings'. Reynolds, Mrs. Leo F., Tennessee (1949). Coming Events Cast Their Shadows, American Iris Society Bulletin 116 (January 1950), 29.

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rocket1.jpgjpg rocket1.jpg manage 94 K 28 Jun 2016 - 11:26 Main.TLaurin Photo by Superstition Iris Gardens
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