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■(TB) 'Golden Hawk'

1951, Smith

'Golden Hawk' (Kenneth D. Smith, R. 1949) TB. Late midseason bloom. Color Class Y4L. (('Cascade Splendor') x (seedling# I-53 x 'Spun Gold')): seedling# 8-10. Honorable Mention 1952.

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GOLDEN HAWK (K. Smith 1951) M. A handsome bright primrose yellow self. The large blooms have gently ruffled standards and neatly tailored semi-flaring falls. The stalks are wonderfully branched and often there are seventeen well spaced flowers on one stalk, very smooth and well substanced. H. M., A. I. S. 1952. A.M., New York Horticultural Society 1953. 44 in. $20.00. [Fairmount catalog, 1955].
GOLDEN HAWK ('51) Bright primrose yellow self, overlaid with metallic gold. No venation. Cupped standards, semi-flaring falls. Very smooth, large flower on 44 inch stalks. Four branches, midseason. H.M. 1952....$30.00 Net. [Kenneth D. Smith: “K. D. Smith Introductions,” Advertisement. The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 129 (April 1953): 29.]
GOLDEN HAWK (K. Smith 1951). This velvety textured gold self is still one of the best tailored varieties; it has good plant habits, clean foliage. HM in 1952. [Harry B. Kuesel: “Modern Yellow Irises.” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 168 (January 1963): 12.]

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