( Grace Sturtevant
, 1918). IB, Late midseason bloom. Color Class-Y4D. 'Monsignor'
| From Sturtevant Glen Road Iris Garden catalog, 1920: EMPIRE— A clear Empire Yellow; a seedling of Monsignor, very like it except in color and equally fine. 30 in. H.M. 1916. F.C.C. (MHS) 1917. 5.00
| From Movilla Gardens catalog, 1921: EMPIRE. (Sturtevant 1908.) H.M., M.H.S. 1916; F.C.C., M.H.S. 1917. Clear empire yellow; a seedling of Monsignor. Taller than Aurea. 30 inches
| From Longfield Iris Farm catalog, 1925: "A slightly clouded yellow self. A free and dependable bloomer. Thirty inches."
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