■(TB) 'L. Merton Gage'
'L. Merton Gage'
(E. Greig Lapham
, R. 1942) TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-R4L. 'Springmaid'
x (No.seedling# N17, i.e. 'Rameses'
. Honorable Mention 1942.
| (Lapham No. L-8). In spite of the delicate pink color, this iris does not fade in Nashville's 90 degree heat. The branching and substance are good, and the form is pleasing. For three seasons, under trying weather conditions, it has performed excellently. [Douglas, Geddes (1942). More Variety Comments, 1942. American Iris Society Bulletin, 88(January 1943), 62.]
| From Marble Iris Gardens catalog, 1957: L. MERTON GAGE (Lapham 1942). EM. 40 in. Light raspberry-pink and cream-yellow. In effect a pink Iris with pale salmon standards and falls of rosaline-pink. The flowers are of medium size, produced in great profusion on tall stems. It is a rampant grower. H.M., 1942. Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
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