'Star Spangled' (Melba Hamblen, R. 1972). Seedling# H67-12A. TB, 36" (91 cm). Midseason to late bloom. Yellow (RHS 13A) self; beard slightly deeper. 'Royal Gold' x seedling# H60-80: ('Orange Parade' x ('Orange Crush' x 'Glittering Amber')). Mission Bell 1974.
"The brilliant yellow gold of STAR SPANGLED was heightened by its orange beard. This one seemed to have super substance, and will be one of the outstanding introductions of 1974." [Ron Mullin, “An Iris Holiday.” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society #208(January 1973): 15.]
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