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(TB) 'Fiery Gleam'

1957, Murray

'Fiery Gleam' (George Murray, R. 1955). Seedling# 191-52. TB, 38-40", Midseason bloom. Color Class-R3, Standards rosy red, falls dark ruby-red, bright yellow beard. 'Glittering Gold' X seedling# 212-48: ('Melitza' x 'Buffawn'). Murray 1957.

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From AIS Bulletin #145, April 1957. Introducing FIERY GLEAM (Glittering Gold) x (Melitza x Buffawn). This is a very large bi-tone red. Rosy-red closed standards. Smooth bright ruby-red broad falls, supporting a deep yellow caterpillar like beard-the largest I have ever seen. This bright heavy beard against the red background of falls makes this iris stand out like a beacon from any distance in the garden. Clean haft-no markings whatsoever. Height 40" with very good branching and many flowers. I have produced fine seedlings out of this iris crossed with reds and pinks. The pollen parent of Glittering Gold has red and pink in its ancestry. A fairly good stock permits the modest price. $18.00. George Murray.
 
 

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