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(TB) 'Setting Sun'

1927, Kirkland

'Setting Sun' (James Kirkland, R. 1934) TB. Late midseason bloom. Color Class-S4D. 'King Tut' x Red seedling. Named in 1927 ? Kirkland 1937; Over The Garden Wall 1938.

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SETTING SUN (Kirkland 1937) A rich, vivid, yet smooth red that is one of the most brilliant iris yet introduced. Not one of great size, but so bright that its color gains it ranking over many larger iris. Standards fiery coppery red, blending to yellow approaching the center; falls rich smooth velvety red. Definitely a leader among red-toned iris. Midseason. 30-inch. $10.00 Carl Salbach iris catalog, 1938.
SETTING SUN-a very bright red (coppery red), almost a self. It is one of those tall shaped flowers with long pointed standards and hanging falls. Well branched and seems to have substance. 30". G. L. Pilkington, "Iris Notes", A.I.S. Bulletin 74 (July 1939): 35.
SETTING SUN: The color of this iris is suggested by its name. The standards are a blend of bright rose and gold, covered with a sprinkling of gold dust. The falls are a rich ox-blood red. The flower is of medium size, 32 in. tall, and blooms late mid-season. The growth of the plant is rapid and blooms are abundant. This is, in the opinion of many, the most beautiful iris ever grown in the originator's garden. $7.50. Iris City Garden catalog, 1940.

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