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■(TB) 'Gold Sovereign'

1949, Whiting

'Gold Sovereign' (Mrs. C. Whiting, R. 1948). Sdlg. #4618, TB, 28", Midseason bloom, Color class Y4D. (Ola Kala X Rocket). Maple Valley 1949. Honorable Mention 1950; Award of Merit 1953. Registered as 'Gold Nugget' in 1948.

See below:
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References:

From Tell's Iris Gardens catalog, 1951: GOLD SOVEREIGN (Whiting '49). M. (Ola Kala x Rocket.) Simply stunning is this richest orange-yellow. Top blood for vivid colors in yellow, orange and possibly reds. H.M.'50. Net. $10.00.
"Gold Sovereign, a new Whiting orange was the nicest in its color class that I've ever seen. Rich, glowing, with no dirt on the falls and no haft markings, it seemed to be really different and good. It isn't large, but is so intensely colored that one couldn't ask it to have huge size in addition." [Mrs. Ed Conrad (Idaho), “Way Beyond the Hills of Idaho” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 121, (April 1951): 36.]
 
 


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GOLD_SOVEREIGN.pngpng GOLD_SOVEREIGN.png manage 296 K 17 Feb 2017 - 23:58 Main.hrandiac page 23 of 1953 Tom Craig catalog
goldsovereign01.JPGJPG goldsovereign01.JPG manage 325 K 07 Feb 2018 - 20:52 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned by Cathy Egerer from 1953 Maple Valley Gardens Catalog.
goldsovereign_fl.jpgjpg goldsovereign_fl.jpg manage 52 K 13 Aug 2012 - 18:03 IrisP  
goldsoverign1.JPGJPG goldsoverign1.JPG manage 154 K 11 Apr 2020 - 20:33 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1955 Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog by Kate Brewitt
Topic revision: r17 - 23 May 2020, Betsy881
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