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■(TB) 'Denver Mint'

1963, Knopf

'Denver Mint' (Maynard Knopf, R. 1962). Seedling 61-74-E. TB, 36" (91 cm). Midseason to late bloom. Color Class Y1, Dresden yellow self. Sibling to 'Mission Trails' X 'Glittering Amber'. Knopf 1963. High Commendation 1962; Honorable Mention 1965; Award of Merit 1967.

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From AIS Bulletin #169, April 1963. Introducing DENVER MINT: Sdlg. 61-74-E. M, 38". HC '62 (10 votes). Seedling Certificate '62. Gold Cup best seedling San Jose Show '62. A perfect flower on a well-branched strong stalk done in Dresden yellow (#64 Wilson) shading to (64.3 Wilson) at center of flower. Nicely fluted and waved self. Fertile both ways and has already given some startling seedlings. Sib to (Mission Trails x Glittering Amber). $30.00. Knopf Iris Gardens.
An iris that has been overlooked is DENVER MINT (Knopf '63); this is an extremely broad, rippling, butter-yellow which seems so smooth it looks good enough to eat. The huge blossoms are shown off on well-branched 36-inch stalks. [Joseph Ghio, “The 1965 Iris Season in Review,” Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 179 (October 1965): 82.
DENVER MINT (Knopf '63). "As seen for the past three seasons, another pre-eminent yellow; deep dresden yellow coloration with lighter area near beard; very fluted and ruffled petals. A strong, well-branched stem with many buds, thus blooming over a long season. Produces fine foliage and a healthy plant. Noted weakness: Fails to bloom every year, even when established." [Roger R. Nelson (Wayne, Nebraska), “An Extra Dimension” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 196, (January 1970): 7.]

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DenverMint02.jpgjpg DenverMint02.jpg manage 59 K 03 Jun 2014 - 03:33 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
DenverMintEI.jpgjpg DenverMintEI.jpg manage 20 K 11 Dec 2012 - 16:30 BetsyHiggins Photo by Exline Iris Garden
denver02.jpgjpg denver02.jpg manage 72 K 07 Jun 2015 - 02:54 TerryLaurin Photo by Exline Iris Garden
Topic revision: r16 - 03 Jun 2024, DougChyz
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