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(AB) 'Saracen Jewel'

1969, Rogers

'Saracen Jewel' OGB- ( Mark Rogers, R. 1967). Seedling 64-17-A. AB, 30" (76 cm), Early bloom. Standards maroonish rose with darker veining; yellowish midrib; Falls yellow completely overlaid maroon (yellow showing only as a glow); darker signal area surrounding very dark brown beard; stylearms yellowish amber. 'Tawny Empress' X 'Kalifa Baltis'. Sibling to 'Saracen Prince'. Sierra Vista Iris Gardens, 1969. Honorable Mention 1970.

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From AIS Bulletin #193 April 1969 Introducing SARACEN JEWEL (Mark E. Rogers) AB. 24-28". EE. Tawny Empress X Kalifa Baltis. A very distinctive flower - possibly the best arilbred in our planting in 1968. Stds. maroonish rose with darker veining and yellowish midrib; falls yellow, completely overlaid maroon (the yellow showing only as aglow), darker "signal" area surrounding very dark brown beard; falls recurve on first opening, but flare as flower ages; extremely long-lasting flowers; slightly smaller than its sib. $17.50 per each, net. Sierra Vista Iris Garden.

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