'Prairie Sunset' (Hans Peter Sass, R. 1936) TB , Midseason to late bloom. Color Class-S9L. Apricot, rose pink, and copper blend. 'Sandalwood' X 'Amitola'. Sass 1939. Honorable Mention 1937; Award of Merit 1941; American Dykes Medal 1943.
|From Sass catalog, 1948: PRAIRIE SUNSET (Hans Sass, 1939)- Flowers large and of heavy substance. Color as to Ridgeway Onion Skin Pink and Vinaceous Tawny, with some lustre added. 36-ineh stems, fair branching. (Dykes Medal, 1943). $1.50|
|PRAIRIE SUNSET - Our next visit, some ten days later, took us straight to Midwest Gardens for a call on Prairie Sunset. I wondered whether I should recognize it after a year had passed, but though it stood in another place among many seedlings, there was no mistaking it. It still held its own-tops over all. It was close to forty inches-not quite so tall as last year. At that time I had examined it most painstakingly and made careful notes. There was, I recall, a very faint line of purple at the edge of the standards and a greenish tinge to the midrib. Neither of those points was visible this year. The flower was a smooth, satiny shining gold with a pinkish flush, but very little pink. If it were not for the shining quality the color might be a little dull, but it is pure gold-not tan. The appearance of heavy substance gives its look of superiority. [Lucy W. Tinley, "Midwest Iris Notes", A.I.S. Bulletin 75 (December 1939): 18.]|
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|JPG||PrairieSunset01.JPG||manage||107 K||04 Dec 2014 - 04:14||Main.TLaurin||Photo by Bluebird Haven Iris Garden|
|JPEG||PrairieSunset02.JPEG||manage||15 K||10 May 2014 - 14:28||Main.TLaurin||Photo courtesy of Mike Lowe from original HIPS website|
|JPG||PrairieSunset03.JPG||manage||121 K||27 Dec 2016 - 20:59||Main.TLaurin||Photo by Elizabeth Rieniets|
|JPG||PrairieSunsetSass39.JPG||manage||65 K||06 Jun 2010 - 23:20||KentPfeiffer||Picture taken at the Sass Memorial Garden near Ashland, Nebraska|
|JPG||PrairieSunsetakpa.JPG||manage||44 K||24 Dec 2012 - 21:02||KentPfeiffer||Taken at the Sass Memorial Garden near Ashland, Nebraska on May 4, 2012|
|JPG||PrairieSunsetkp.JPG||manage||46 K||12 Jan 2011 - 20:34||KentPfeiffer||Taken at the Sass Memorial Garden near Ashland, Nebraska on May 17, 2010|
|jpg||Prairie_Sunset_2.jpg||manage||335 K||25 Jan 2014 - 21:00||Main.Rebelsher||Prairie Sunset Tall Bearded Iris Photo ©2013 Sherry Harris (Hi Desert Iris & Daylily Society)|
|jpg||Prarie01.jpg||manage||103 K||25 Mar 2015 - 14:31||Main.TLaurin||Photo by Paul Black|
|jpg||Prarie__Sunset.jpg||manage||320 K||25 Jan 2014 - 20:59||Main.Rebelsher||Prairie Sunset Tall Bearded Iris Photo ©2013 Sherry Harris (Hi Desert Iris & Daylily Society)|
|jpg||prairie-sunset1-12.jpg||manage||86 K||05 Apr 2015 - 15:49||Main.mikeu||Photo by Mike Unser|
|jpg||prairie01.jpg||manage||65 K||03 May 2015 - 02:51||Main.TLaurin||Photo by Breezeway Iris Garden|
|jpg||prairie_sunset_fl.jpg||manage||44 K||19 Feb 2011 - 07:07||IrisP|
|jpg||prairiesunset01.jpg||manage||49 K||22 Aug 2014 - 14:36||Main.TLaurin||Photo by Iris City Gardens|
|jpg||rsz_prairiesunset-jb.jpg||manage||71 K||11 Feb 2013 - 20:56||Main.Harloiris||photo courtesy Nancy McDonald|