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■(TB) 'Midwest Gem'

1937, Sass

'Midwest Gem' (Hans Peter Sass, 1937). Seedling# 78-33. TB. Midseason late bloom. Color Class-S6L. ('Rameses' x 'Cardinal') x 'King Tut' x 'Amitola').

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From Sass catalog, 1937: MIDWEST GEM (7 8-33) (H. P. Sass, 1937) Large, light buff pink, flowers with S. domed and falls flaring. Stems branching from center. 36 inches tall. $20.00
From Maple Valley Gardens catalog, 1929: MIDWEST GEM (H. P. Sass 1937) M. L. 36 in. This perfectly luscious blend is a great favorite in our garden. Soft, creamy yellow, almost buff tones with a flush of pure light pink make it good enough to eat. Both standards and falls are wide and full with the most fascinating crimped edges. Our color plate of Midwest Gem is most satisfactory. We were delighted with the soft blending of colors, almost true to the flower itself, and it is a difficult thing, this trying to bring a flower to you on paper. In some lights seems to have a warmer yellow tone than the picture. but does an iris ever look the same in different lights? But Midwest Gem is lovely any way you look at it. Texture and substance are unusually fine, each bloom lasting several days. The strong, hardy plants bloom freely. H. M. 1937. Per. R. 90, 1938. $10.00

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MidwestGem37kp2.JPGJPG MidwestGem37kp2.JPG manage 65 K 07 Jan 2013 - 17:29 KentPfeiffer Taken at the Sass Memorial Garden near Ashland, Nebraska on April 24, 2012
MidwestGemBHI.jpgjpg MidwestGemBHI.jpg manage 79 K 19 Nov 2011 - 21:29 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
midwest01.JPGJPG midwest01.JPG manage 66 K 08 Feb 2018 - 16:41 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned by Cathy Egerer from 1939 Maple Valley Gardens Catalog.
Topic revision: r13 - 08 Feb 2018, TLaurin
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