(Hans Peter Sass
, R. 1935). TB, Midseason late bloom, Color Class-Y8L. Standards deep creamy Naples yellow, slight brown cast near edges; falls yellowish white ground with brown stripes and border; yellow gold beard. 'Al-Lu-We'
x unknown). Sass 1936. Honorable Mentiion 1936; Award of Merit 1938.
| From Sass catalog, 1937: SIEGFRIED (H. P. Sass, 1936) - A large ruffled flower of good substance. S. Naples yellow with a sheen of dotted purple. F. pale yellow and striped brown on the haft with purple dots along the side of the distinct yellow beard. Flaring falls. Large flowers on 44-inch branching stem $30.00
| SIEGFRIED (Hans Sass). A most unusual development in a new type of plicata. Very tall, very striking, and decidedly distinct. This new iris has created a distinct furore among the iris fans of the nation and, to date, stock has been exceedingly scarce. The standards are of rich golden bronze; the falls white with purple stitchings. Good form and habit, and fine branching. H.M., A.I.S. 1936. Midseason. 45-inch. $25.00. [Carl Salbach iris catalog, 1938]
| Siegfried: (H. Sass). A new type plicata with very large blossoms on tall stalk, coloring unlike any other yellow with violet brownish markings, somewhat flaring falls quite ruffled. [Belsley, Ray J., Varietal Comments. Bulletin of the American Iris Society 74 (July 1939), 18-19.]
| "In 1936 SIEGFRIED (ALLUWEE X yellowish plicata seedling) appeared, the first large yellow plicata. One of the latest iris to bloom, SIEGFRIED'S flowers have a fluting and ruffling that some of our other iris could use to advantage. The Havana brown marking on a creamy white ground were as different a color pattern in iris as could be imagined".Schreiner, Robert, "The Evolution of our Yellow Plicatas", American Iris Society Bulletin, Issue# 88, January, 1943, p. 60.
| "It was my pleasure in the thirties to see the first flowering of the tall, yellow-ground plicatas such as SIEGFRIED, ORLOFF, and TIFFANY. SIEGFRIED grows as tall as 40 inches in the Midwest and I have seen it that tall on the west coast." Gaulter, Larry, "Love Those Plicatas!", American Iris Society Bulletin, Issue# 159, October, 1960, p. 28. -- DavidPotembski - 03 Nov 2012
| Siegfried is a blanket-stitched plicata with an edging of the frosty gold standards around the very long, hanging falls. These are an ivory ground with all the marking concentrated in a broad margin around the edge. It is not considered a perfect iris and is a weak grower for me, but definitely distinctive and desirable. [Lila McCombs, “A Critical Evaluation of Older Irises”, The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 110 (July 1948): 59.]
| See John C. Wister Collection, Scott Arboretum Archives, Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
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