■(LA) 'Royal Gem'
( Sally Smith
, R. 1947) LA. Color Class-R1D. Parentage unknown. Recorded as Vinie in 49 Checklist; Class renamed Louisiana Iris. HC 1950 (under name); DeBaillon Award 1952
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| From Sidney Conger Louisiana Iris catalog, 1951: ROYAL GEM. (Reg. 1947) H. C. 1950. Another iris of beautiful form, texture, substance, and coloring. The form is flat with overlapping floral segments; the petals stand stiffly at a 30-degree angle over the sepal; the sepals are flaring, are orbicular, and display a triangular signal patch of bright gold that does much to enhance the beauty of the intense red-violet of the rest of the flower. The texture is of a high sheen velvet; the substance is firm. Three blooms open simultaneously on one stalk is common. Occasionally there will be four. A most worthy iris. $10.00.
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