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(TB)'King's Mountain'

1962, Wills

'King's Mountain' (Jesse Wills, R. 1960). Seedling# 57-57. TB, 38" (97 cm), Midseason to late bloom. Color Class-R1M, Medium rose-red self; gold beard. 'Carnton' X 'Hyblaze'. Fairmount 1962.

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KING'S MOUNTAIN (Wills 1962) M.L. Poise, personality and quality are combined in this handsome rose-red iris and is an excellent example of the care and thought that is demonstrated by Mr. Wills in breeding iris. It is a self of rich rose-red that has full domed standards and broad flaring falls with a deep gold beard. The large ruffled blooms have very firm substance, evenly spaced on strong sturdy well branched stalks. This is the largest red that we have seen and is a vigorous grower that is thoroughly hardy and will be a welcome addition to any garden. Pollen fertile and it sets seed. Carnton x Hyblaze. 38 in. $25.00
KING'S MOUNTAIN, also a very vigorous grower, is almost too tall. The falls are very flaring and bright rosy-red, and I believe it was better this year than it ever had been before. Jesse E. Wills, “Notes on the 1962 Iris Season,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 166 (July 1962): 23.

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