■(TB) 'Golden Majesty'
, R. 1937).TB, Late midseason bloom. Color Class Y4D; ( 'Dauntless'
) x 'W. R. Dykes'
) x 'Natoma'
; Strong fragrance. Salbach 1938. Honorable Mention 1939, Award of Merit 1940.
Citations: A.I.S. Bulletin 73:66(Apr. 1939); A.I.S. Bulletin 78:3(July 1940); A.I.S. Bulletin 81:33(April 1941), with illustration.
| From Carl Salbach catalog 1939: GOLDEN MAJESTY (Salbach 1938). (Dauntless x W. R. Dykes) X the variety Natoma, which is Alta California X King Midas. We very definitely regard this iris as the best all purpose yellow ever introduced, for it has "everything". First, it has color softer, yet richer than we had dared to hope for in an iris; then add perfect form, branching, substance, and you have Golden Majesty. The flowers are very large and of perfect, well-domed form; it does not fade; the finish is smooth and glistening; the substance is good; the branching perfect; it is a free bloomer with many blooms (usually nine) to each stalk; and its height brings its rich beauty to a spotlight position - an iris of gleaming gold, standing out as if alone even among the other finest iris. No other iris can be of deeper yellow and still be "yellow", and the tone is so rich and glistening that we have found no color on the chart that can match it. The entire stalk is perfectly balanced to give the iris great poise as well as beauty, and in addition, it is deliciously fragrant and stands up perfectly against both wind and rain. One of four iris that we have ever adjudged as demanding a higher introductory price than our customary top price ($25.00), and in such great demand that all rhizomes for last season were sold before the end of July.It is, we feel, the "ultimate" in yellow iris. Stock limited; not more than one to a customer. Late. 42-inch. $25.00.
| Dreer's 1949 catalog notes; "Golden Majesty. 3 ft. A very fine golden yellow, glistening smooth and unfading. 75c each; 3 for $2.00; $7.00 per doz."
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