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■(TB) 'Midwest Gem'

1937, Sass

'Midwest Gem' (Hans Peter Sass, R. 1936). Seedling# 78-33. TB. Midseason late bloom. Color Class-S6L. ('Rameses' x 'Cardinal') x 'King Tut' x 'Amitola'). Sass 1937. Honorable Mention 1937.

MIDWEST GEM (7 8-33) (H. P. Sass, 1937) Large, light buff pink, flowers with S. domed and falls flaring. Stems branching from center. 36 inches tall. $20.00. (Maple Road Gardens, 1937).

MIDWEST GEM (H. P. Sass 1937) L. 36 in. A very beautiful new blend of pink and gold, softly combined to make a fresh and glowing color note. The large, full ruffled flowers are wide and flaring and carried gracefully on a well branched stem. H. M., 1937. R. 92. $20.00. (Maple Valley Iris Gardens, 1938, p. 15).

Midwest Gem is a large self of luminous apricot with straight hanging falls subtly blended honey and rose with the added attraction of gold stenciling around the crimpled edges of the entire flower. (McCombs, 1948).

See below:
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References:

American Iris Society. (1937). Report of the awards committee: Awards of the American Iris Society for 1937. Bulletin of the American Iris Society, 66(September 1937), 88.
Maple Road Gardens. (1937). Sass iris list 1937. The American Iris Society Iris Encyclopedia. Retrieved from: https://wiki.irises.org/pub/Hist/Info1937CatalogSass/1937_SASS_IRIS_LIST_MAPLE_ROAD_GARDENS.pdf.
Peckham, E. (Ed.). (1940). Alphabetical iris check list: 1939. The American Iris Society.
Maple Valley Iris Gardens. (1938). Nursery catalog. The American Iris Society Iris Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://wiki.irises.org/pub/Hist/Info1938CatalogMapleValley/Maple%20Valley%20Iris%20Gardens%201938%20searchable.pdf.
McCombes, L. (1948). A critical evaluation of older irises. Bulletin of the American Iris Society, 110(July 1948), 58.


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-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07
  • stem height poor clay soil 75cm/29", 4 buds/stem, blossom 145x70mm, slight purple at spathe, not basal foliage -- DaveinPA - 02 Jun 2020
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MidwestGem37kp2.JPGJPG MidwestGem37kp2.JPG manage 65 K 07 Jan 2013 - 17:29 KentPfeiffer Taken at the Sass Memorial Garden near Ashland, Nebraska on April 24, 2012
MidwestGemBHI.jpgjpg MidwestGemBHI.jpg manage 79 K 19 Nov 2011 - 21:29 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
midwest01.JPGJPG midwest01.JPG manage 66 K 08 Feb 2018 - 16:41 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned by Cathy Egerer from 1939 Maple Valley Gardens Catalog.
Topic revision: r17 - 04 Aug 2020, davepote
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