(TB) 'Gypsy Queen'

'Gypsy Queen' (John Salter, before 1859) IB. Midseason late bloom. Color Class S6M.

From Cornell Extension Bulletin 112: Color effect an old gold, velvety maroon veined bicolor. S. honey yellow to old gold, much undulated. F. velvety maroon-brown to blackish brown, distinctly veined to a point one-half inch from the end of the blade. The edge blends yellow to old gold on the haft. Occasional lavender or cream-white flecks occur on the blade. This plant is a vigorous grower, and has stiff, slender, deep green foliage, tinged purple at the base. The flower spikes are tall and well and widely branched. Its very late bloom, its dull color combinations like those found in the Cypripedium orchid, and its early history, being a parent of the variegata groups, make it still worthy of selection.

Note: The 1929 Checklist notates GQ as a TB, but this was changed to IB in the 1939 edition.

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Topic revision: r3 - 2013-12-10 - MikeUnser
 
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