■(TB) 'Hope's Diamond'
, R. 1961). TB, 36" (91 cm), Early, midseason, late bloom. Color Class-B1M, Medium blue self. (('Ormaco'
x 'Great Lakes'
) x ('Jane Phillips'
x 'Billowy Sea'
)) X Plough seedling: (('Chivalry'
x 'Blue Rhythm'
) x 'Sky Chief'
). Eden Road 1961.
| From AIS Bulletin #165, April 1962. Introducing HOPE'S DIAMOND (Hope) EML. 36 in. (( Ormaco x Great Lakes) x (Jane Phillips x Billowy Sea)) X Plough's: (( Chivalry x Blue Rbythm) x Sky Chief). Very large smooth medium blue with wide clean petals. Substance is leathery. Vigorous and rapid increaser. Three Dykes Medalists in its pedigree. $25.0. Eden Road.
| From Knopf Iris Garden, 1965: HOPE'S DIAMOND. 36" EML. Hope '63. Very large, smooth medium blue self, substance heavy. Slight dash of onco blood, vigorous, rapid grower. 8.50.
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