■(TB) 'Staten Island'
(Kenneth D. Smith
, 1945) TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class Y9M. 'The Red Admiral'
x 'City Of Lincoln'
| From Iris Test Garden Catalog, 1955: STATEN ISLAND. A brand new variegata with bright gold standards and flaring falls of velvety red edged gold. A vast improvement over others in this class. A.M., 1951. $1.00.
| STATEN ISLAND (Kenneth Smith) -A new variegata that will eventually replace the old reliable City of Lincoln. This iris is much cleaner at the throat. Clifford W. Benson (Mo.), “Varietal Comments,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 110 (July 1948): 96.
| From Carl Sabach catalog 1950: STATEN ISLAND (Kenneth Smith). In our judgment, this is near the top of the list of new variegates. Very bright, sharp, contrasting colors. Standards are bright yellow, and falls very rich reddish brown. Fine form, well branched stems, good growing habits, and hardy. Mid-season. 30". $10.00; 3 for $2S.OO.
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