Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Hans Peter Sass
Year Of Registration: 1928
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1929
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 40 inches
Bloom Season: Mid
Mid Late
Bloom Color Classification: Copper/Brown
Flower Patterns: Blend
Bloom Color Description: Deep olive buff to avellaneous standards; falls deeply flushed argyle purple, strontian yellow hafts
Beard Color: Orange
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1931
Dykes Memorial Medal: 1932

General Plant Information (Edit)
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Flowers: Showy
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Parentage: King Tut X Baldwin
Child plants: 136 child plants

Common names
  • Tall Bearded Iris
  • Iris
Also sold as:
  • Iris 'Ramses'

Photo Gallery
Location: My Gardens
Date: May 19, 2017
After A Storm
Location: My Gardens
Date: May 23, 2017
Close Up View In Overcast
Photo by crowrita1
Location: Cowansville, Quebec, Canada
Date: 2021-05-26
Hans Peter Sass, Reg. 1928, intro. 1929
Location: Sass Memorial Iris Garden near Ashland, NE
Date: 2015-05-27
Location: Whitesboro, TX
Date: 2017-05-23
Image courtesy of The Shady Spot Iris. All rights reserved.
Photo by MargieNY

Date: c. 1937
illustration from the 1937 catalog, Cooley's Gardens, Silverton,
Location: Sass Memorial Garden near Ashland, Nebraska
Date: 2012-05-04
Photo by enidcandles

Photo courtesy of Iris City Gardens
Location: East Tennessee
Date: 2018-05-04

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