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■(TB) 'Snowking'

1931, Sass

'Snowking' (Hans Peter Sass, 1931). TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-WW. 'Oriana' x 'Dominion'. Honorable Mention 1936. Synonym: Snow King.

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From Sass catalog, 1937: SNOWKING (H. P. Sass)-A new large white, the flowers well balanced on tall branching stems. Much admired at the Lincoln National Iris Show. $15.00
From Carl Salbach catalog 1937:SNOWKING (Jacob Sass). A clear, large pure white. Very big and bold. Excellent branching, flowers finely formed. We consider this to be the showiest white in existence. Easily the finest of its type, ranking with Bridal Veil and Purissima, the two other whites which we consider as ahead of the field. Stock extremely scare. Not more than one to a customer. H. M., A. I. S., 1936. Mid-season. 40-inch. $15.00.
Snowking, once runner-up for the Dykes Award, has conspicuous markings of chrome on the haft which displease me and the standards are open, but the immense white blossoms have amazing substance and a sweet, rich fragrance. [Lila McCombs, “A Critical Evaluation of Older Irises”, The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 110 (July 1948): 59-60.]
Snowking: Stalk tall, well branched—many flowers of large size—broad petals—balance perfect—quite outstanding. Has the poise of a king. Belsley, Ray J., Varietal Comments. Bulletin of the American Iris Society 74 (July 1939), 19.

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