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(TB) 'Damerine'

1939, Gage

'Damerine' (L. Merton Gage, R. 1938). TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class R4D. fragrant. 'Dauntless' x red seedling. Sunnyside Gardens 1939, Fairmount 1939.

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The Bronze Medal of the A.I.S. was awarded to Iris DAMERINE (Gage, 1939), at the GARDENS ON PARADE at the NEW YORK WORLD’S FAIR, May, 1940. The winning stalk was exhibited by Mr. Kenneth D. Smith, Staten Island, N. Y., who received the Medal. (Sunnyside Gardens Catalog 1943, p. 2).
DAMERINE —(An Indian chief), (Gage, 1939). A large dark red self with wide domed standards and wide flaring falls. Splendid substance and velvety texture; deep yellow beard. Very fragrant. Height 36 inches. Midseason. $5.00. Sunnyside Gardens 1939, Original Catalog Description.
DAMERINE (Gage)-A mass planting of this gave about as fine a red effect in the garden as any red clump seen. [Junius P. Fishburn, "Survey of 1940 Iris Season", A.I.S. Bulletin 78 (July 1940): 54.]

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