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■(TB) 'Solid Gold'

1951, Kleinsorge

'Solid Gold' (Rudolph Kleinsorge, 1951) TB 36"+ (yellow seedling# 338 X 'Ola Kala'), Honorable Mention 1951

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From Iris Test Garden Catalog, 1955: SOLID GOLD. (Kleinsorge, 1951). A new yellow that we believe to be superior to any other. It is impossible to do this fine flower justice in words. It has size, form, finish and substance but to climax all this let's try to describe the color. It is the deepest tone possible in a pure yellow, with tremendous carrying qualities and brilliance for the garden. Fine branching coupled with splendid growing habits. Vigorous and floriferous. Midseason. 36inches. H.M., A.I.S., 1951. $9.00.
From Cooley's Gardens catalog for 1951: "We have not introduced a yellow self from this hybridizer since 1944, when Goldbeater was brought out. There have been two or three times when certain superior yellows were marked for naming, and then a new one would come into flower and excel them. This one seems to be the "ultimate". It is difficult to explain, in cold words, how this Iris is superior to any yellow we have ever seen. But it surely is just that ... the deepest yellow imaginable, huge in size, very wide at the haft, ideally formed. Height over three feet, see page 43."
 
 

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-- MikeUnser - 2009-11-15
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SolidGoldKHIPS.gifgif SolidGoldKHIPS.gif manage 34 K 18 Feb 2012 - 19:38 Main.Betsy881 Photo Courtesy of HIPS
Solid_Gold_fl.jpgjpg Solid_Gold_fl.jpg manage 32 K 20 Feb 2011 - 18:47 IrisP  
solid-gold1-09.jpgjpg solid-gold1-09.jpg manage 30 K 15 Nov 2009 - 20:22 Main.mikeu Solid Gold by Mike Unser
solid-gold2-09.jpgjpg solid-gold2-09.jpg manage 45 K 15 Nov 2009 - 20:22 Main.mikeu Solid Gold by Mike Unser
solidgold01.JPGJPG solidgold01.JPG manage 427 K 26 Jul 2018 - 20:57 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
solidgold02.JPGJPG solidgold02.JPG manage 545 K 26 Jul 2018 - 20:59 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
solidgold03.JPGJPG solidgold03.JPG manage 585 K 26 Jul 2018 - 21:00 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
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Topic revision: r10 - 26 Jul 2018, TLaurin
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