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■(TB) 'Solid Mahogany'

1943, Sass

'Solid Mahogany' (Jacob Sass, R.1943). Seedling# 41-23. TB. Late bloom. Color Class-R4D. 'City Of Lincoln' X seedling# 38-13. High Commendation 1943; Honorable Mention 1947.

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From schreiners 1952 catalogSolid Mahogany fl©2005 Laurie FrazerPhoto by Rene Martin-FrancePhoto courtesy of Mike Lowe from original HIPS websitePhoto by Rene Martin-FrancePhoto by Rene Martin-FrancePhoto by Daniel Boris,Iris Du Grand Barbu-SpainPhoto by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-CanadaPhoto by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-CanadaPhoto by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris GardensPicture taken at the Sass Memorial Garden near Ashland, Nebraska


From Sass catalog, 1948: SOLID MAHOGANY (Jacob Sass, 1944)- A bronzy red-purple self. S. Victoria Lake. F. Velvety Burnt Lake. Large flower, 36-inch stem. $7.50
SOLID MAHOGANY (J. Sass)-A beautifully formed deep new red that has no haft markings to speak of. Quite smooth, indeed. Certainly an iris worth having. [Clifford W. Benson (Mo.), “Varietal Comments,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 110 (July 1948): 96.]


Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

Hardiness Zones 4-8 for most varieties, Some cultivars tolerate colder, others tolerate warmer zones (please comment in comment box with your location if this cultivar grows well in zone 3, 4, 9, or 10.)
Exposure Prefers full sun for optimal performance, may still bloom in half-day shade
Water: Prefers well drained good garden soil, Tolerant of dry conditions in established plants, Intolerant of swampy conditions.
PH Prefers Neutral to basic solis 6.1 to 8.5, quite toleranr of more extreme conditions
Fertilizer Prefers rich conditions on relatively inorganic soils.

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-- LaurieFrazer - 2010-01-26
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Solid Mahogany Sch Cat.jpgjpg Solid Mahogany Sch Cat.jpg manage 70 K 28 Nov 2017 - 15:38 BobPries From schreiners 1952 catalog
SolidMahogany02.JPEGJPEG SolidMahogany02.JPEG manage 11 K 10 May 2014 - 13:13 TerryLaurin Photo courtesy of Mike Lowe from original HIPS website
SolidMahogany5.jpgjpg SolidMahogany5.jpg manage 41 K 18 Dec 2013 - 17:35 TerryLaurin Photo by Daniel Boris,Iris Du Grand Barbu-Spain
SolidMahoganySass43.JPGJPG SolidMahoganySass43.JPG manage 66 K 06 Jun 2010 - 23:28 KentPfeiffer Picture taken at the Sass Memorial Garden near Ashland, Nebraska
Solid_Mahogany_fl.jpgjpg Solid_Mahogany_fl.jpg manage 49 K 20 Feb 2011 - 18:47 IrisP  
solidmahogany.jpgjpg solidmahogany.jpg manage 61 K 26 Jan 2010 - 02:44 Main.htb ©2005 Laurie Frazer
solidmahogany01.JPGJPG solidmahogany01.JPG manage 185 K 03 Mar 2020 - 18:50 TerryLaurin Photo by Rene Martin-France
solidmahogany02.JPGJPG solidmahogany02.JPG manage 208 K 03 Mar 2020 - 18:51 TerryLaurin Photo by Rene Martin-France
solidmahogany03.JPGJPG solidmahogany03.JPG manage 202 K 03 Mar 2020 - 18:53 TerryLaurin Photo by Rene Martin-France
solidmahogany5.JPGJPG solidmahogany5.JPG manage 201 K 29 Jun 2023 - 22:04 TerryLaurin Photo by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-Canada
solidmahogany50.JPGJPG solidmahogany50.JPG manage 205 K 29 Jun 2023 - 22:05 TerryLaurin Photo by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-Canada
solidmahoganydelane.jpgjpg solidmahoganydelane.jpg manage 140 K 06 Dec 2021 - 16:45 TerryLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
Topic revision: r27 - 29 Jun 2023, TerryLaurin
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