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■(TB) 'Cloth Of Gold'

1945, Whiting

'Cloth Of Gold' ( Mrs. C. Whiting, R. 1945). Seedling# 413. TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-Y4D. 'Golden Hind' x 'Golden Spike'. Honorable Mention 1947. Award of Merit 1950. Whiting 1945.

Citations: A.I.S. Bulletin 106:126(July 1947)

NOTE: Transfer of name from Mrs. Whiting's 1942 registration: ( 'Gilead' x 'Sandalwood') x 'Prairie Sunset'; not introduced and designated obsolete.

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From Maple Valley Iris Garden catalog, 1945: CLOTH OF GOLD (No. 413) A brilliant deep yellow self from Golden Hind x Golden Spike. We sent a few of these out under number and have received several suggestions that it be named. Some have said that it is better than Golden Spike—well why shouldn’t it be? If the children are not better than their parents—what are we working for? The large flowers are wide and full, the standards well held, the falls quite flaring. The haft is smooth yellow and the heavy beard is orange. The 36 inch stalks branch well and the plants are very vigorous and perfectly hardy. $15.00.
From Cooley's catalog 1952: CLOTH OF GOLD (Whiting, 1945) Each $1.00. To say that this is another excellent deep yellow would attract scant interest. We saw a great many wonderful seedlings and new named varieties in Mrs. Whiting's Iowa garden. One of the best displays in the planting was a group of Cloth of Gold, deep in color, perfectly formed, tall and stately. We highly recommend it as one of the very finest yellows. HM AIS, 1947; AM, 1950.

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-- BetsyHiggins - 2012-07-07
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Cloth of Gold1.jpgjpg Cloth of Gold1.jpg manage 297 K 28 Dec 2018 - 16:15 Main.Betsy881 Photo from Maple Valley catalog
ClothOfGoldBHI2.JPGJPG ClothOfGoldBHI2.JPG manage 2 MB 24 Feb 2018 - 16:30 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
ClothOfGoldBHI3.JPGJPG ClothOfGoldBHI3.JPG manage 64 K 13 Aug 2021 - 19:43 UnknownUser Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
ClothOfGolldBHI1.JPGJPG ClothOfGolldBHI1.JPG manage 2 MB 24 Feb 2018 - 16:32 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
clothofgold1.JPGJPG clothofgold1.JPG manage 67 K 25 Apr 2020 - 02:22 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the 1955 Gilbert H. Wild & Son catalogue by Terry Laurin
clothofgolddelane.jpgjpg clothofgolddelane.jpg manage 144 K 24 Jan 2022 - 23:28 UnknownUser Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
Topic revision: r17 - 13 Nov 2022, CathyEgerer
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