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(TB) 'Bright Gem'

1953, DeForest

'Bright Gem' (Fred DeForest, R. 1951). TB, 36" (91 cm), Late midseason bloom. Color Class-OR5, Russet and Morocco red blend. 'Argus Pheasant' X 'Garden Glory'. Irisnoll 1953.

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From Fleur De Lis Gardens catalog 1956: BRIGHT GEM (DeForest 1953) M. 33 in. (Argus Pheasant x Garden Glory). A new blend of deep golden brown and Hays russet, fhis is a near self of rich velvet brown. The flowers are large, with a seven inch spread and very widely rounded, nearly horizontal falls. A dark brown beard intensifies the color. A beauty. 15.00.

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