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■(TB) 'Gold Imperial'

1924, Sturtevant

'Gold Imperial' (Grace Sturtevant, R. 1924) TB; Early bloom season. Color Class-Y4M ('Hector' x 'Caterina) X 'Stanley H. White'.Sturtevant 1924. Honorable Mention 1922; Award of Merit 1928.

Awarded the AIS Award of Merit for 1924 introductions published in the January 1928 AIS Bulletin, page 53, see reference below.

See below:

1928 01 AIS 026 1928 Awards Listing.pdfgold-imperial-mu.jpggold-imperial1-11.jpggold-imperial2-11.jpgGold-ImperialCT.jpgGold Imperial.jpgGold Imperial.JPGgoldimperial01.jpgGoldImperial02.JPGgoldimperial02.JPGGoldImperial03.JPGGoldImperial04.JPGGoldImperial05.JPGgoldimperial1.JPGgoldimperial2.JPG


From Glen Road Iris Garden catalog, 1924: GOLD IMPERIAL (Sturt. 1924) — Chrome yellow throughout with a rare finish of texture and form. Awarded an H. M. at the New York show in 1922. 33 in. 15.00.
From Indian Spring Farms catalog, 1927: GOLD IMPERIAL (Sturtevant 1924). A yellow self of wonderful, bright, clear coloring. S. and F. empire to lemon chrome yellow throughout; beard conspicuous, orange. A medium-sized flower of ideal form borne on a vigorous plant. 36 inches. A real yellow Iris, deeper and more uniform in color than Shekinah, and darker than Primrose. $6.00 each.
The AIS Awards from 1926 and 1927 judges reports at the New York Botanical Garden were published in the January 1928 Bulletin, page 53.
Histroic Iris Preservation Society link.


Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

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.

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1928_01_AIS_026 1928 Awards Listing.pdfpdf 1928_01_AIS_026 1928 Awards Listing.pdf manage 64 K 28 Dec 2023 - 15:00 UnknownUser 1928 AIS Awards listing in the January 1928 Bulletin
Gold-ImperialCT.jpgjpg Gold-ImperialCT.jpg manage 41 K 29 Oct 2011 - 22:19 Main.Betsy881 Photo by C & T Iris Patch
GoldImperial02.JPGJPG GoldImperial02.JPG manage 52 K 02 Mar 2015 - 21:56 UnknownUser Photo by John Finney
GoldImperial03.JPGJPG GoldImperial03.JPG manage 50 K 02 Mar 2015 - 21:58 UnknownUser Photo by John Finney
GoldImperial04.JPGJPG GoldImperial04.JPG manage 364 K 21 Aug 2017 - 20:08 UnknownUser Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
GoldImperial05.JPGJPG GoldImperial05.JPG manage 89 K 17 Aug 2021 - 15:20 UnknownUser Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Gold_Imperial.JPGJPG Gold_Imperial.JPG manage 56 K 15 Feb 2011 - 13:10 IrisP  
Gold_Imperial.jpgjpg Gold_Imperial.jpg manage 19 K 06 Dec 2010 - 18:09 UnknownUser Courtesy of Mike Lowe from original HIPS website
gold-imperial-mu.jpgjpg gold-imperial-mu.jpg manage 33 K 27 Nov 2015 - 04:54 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
gold-imperial1-11.jpgjpg gold-imperial1-11.jpg manage 79 K 27 Nov 2015 - 04:54 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
gold-imperial2-11.jpgjpg gold-imperial2-11.jpg manage 32 K 27 Nov 2015 - 04:54 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
goldimperial01.jpgjpg goldimperial01.jpg manage 71 K 16 Jan 2017 - 21:31 UnknownUser Photo by Stoney Creek Iris
goldimperial02.JPGJPG goldimperial02.JPG manage 439 K 17 May 2018 - 22:46 UnknownUser Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
goldimperial1.JPGJPG goldimperial1.JPG manage 877 K 21 Apr 2018 - 13:06 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the Geraldine Couturier slide collection
goldimperial2.JPGJPG goldimperial2.JPG manage 812 K 21 Apr 2018 - 13:07 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the Geraldine Couturier slide collection
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