■(TB) 'Burmese Gold'
(Mrs. C. Whiting
, R. 1945). Seedling# 4158. TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-S7D. ('Happy Days'
x 'Prairie Sunset'
) X 'Prairie Sunset'
. Whiting 1945.
NOTE: Transfer of name from Mrs. Whiting's 1942 seedling registration: ( 'Gilead'
) X 'Prairie Sunset'
; not introduced and designated obsolete.
| From Maple Valley Iris Gardens catalog, 1945: BURMESE GOLD (No. 4158) A glowing gold blend of delightfully ruffled form and graceful carriage. It has such a smooth combination of deep yellow, pink. apricot and real gold that it is in effect a salt of about the shade Ridgway calls bittersweet pink with a central light like a candle flame. The branching is not particularly wide but the arrangement of the buds gives it a long season of fresh and lovely blooms. 34 to 36 inches in height. $30.00.
| "Burmese Gold (Whiting '45) is a glowing blend of pink, yellow and pure gold so smoothly combined it seems almost a self. It has a luminous quality that gives it great garden value." [David R. Kinnish, O. S. B., (Kansas), “In Kansas, Missouri and Illinois,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 107, “Iris Ramblings” (October 1947): 41.
Quick Summary of Cultural Directions
| FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION
| Hardiness Zones 4-8 for most varieties, Some cultivars tolerate colder, others tolerate warmer zones (please comment in comment box with your location if this cultivar grows well in zone 3, 4, 9, or 10.)
| Exposure Prefers full sun for optimal performance, may still bloom in half-day shade
| Water: Prefers well drained good garden soil, Tolerant of dry conditions in established plants, Intolerant of swampy conditions.
| PH Prefers Neutral to basic solis 6.1 to 8.5, quite toleranr of more extreme conditions
| Fertilizer Prefers rich conditions on relatively inorganic soils.
- 21 Apr 2019
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