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(TB) 'Storm King'

1940, Nicholls

'Storm King' (Colonel Jesse Nicholls, R. 1939) TB. Late midseason bloom. Color Class B7D. 'Mata Hari' x 'Smolder'. Honorable Mention 1941. Nicholls 1940.

1940 Checklist citation: H.M., A.I.S. 1941; Bull. A.I.S. 82:4. July 1941.

STORM KING (1940) 48". From Mata Hari X Smolder. A self color. Very deep blackish purple with red underglow. S. domed. F flare widely. Very large. Velvety but does not spot. Inconspicuous brown beard. No visible markings on haft. Strong substance. Nicely branched. Grape fragrance. Much larger, darker and richer than Smolder with widely flaring falls. A splendid one. $15.00. (Peonies and Closing Out Sale of Irises catalog 1940, J.C. Nicholls, Sr., James Z. Nicholls, Ithaca, NY)

His newest variety, STORM KING, is one of the smoothest and best dark iris I have ever seen. [Junius P. Fishburn, "Survey of 1940 Iris Season", A.I.S. Bulletin 78 (July 1940): 52.]

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