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■(TB) 'Royal Gold'

1966, Hamblen

'Royal Gold' (Melba Hamblen, R. 1964). Seedling# H60-63. TB, 36" (91 cm). Early to late bloom. Intense buttercup-yellow self, green midribs; orange beard. ( 'Bright Forecast' x 'Glittering Amber') X ( 'Golden Valley' x Crosby seedling# 56-23: ( 'Gold Torch' x ( 'Tobacco Road' x 'Golden Spike'))). Mission Bell 1966. High Commendation 1963; Honorable Mention 1967; Judges Choice 1967, Judges Choice 1968; Award of Merit 1969.

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ROYAL GOLD (Hamblen '66). "A variety whose brilliant, intense color is truly magnetic; its petals are the most velvety of any in this class and very heavily substanced. Give it the hottest, most intense sunlight and it will stand up straight and never fade. A magnificent landscape variety, and equally qualified as a cut flower with its smooth intense coloration. It further is one of the most fragrant irises that I grow. It is, however, not proving to be a consistently good grower in all Midwest gardens." [Roger R. Nelson (Wayne, Nebraska), “An Extra Dimension” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 196, (January 1970): 7.]
ROYAL GOLD is a deep, non-fading, non-burning golden yellow. Not even our hot sun and wind changes the color from the time the flowers open until they fold. [Mullin, Ron (1971). Irises I Like, American Iris Society Bulletin 204(January 1972), 10.]
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RoyalGold01.JPGJPG RoyalGold01.JPG manage 56 K 05 Dec 2014 - 03:23 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
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royalgold1-jb.jpgjpg royalgold1-jb.jpg manage 43 K 22 Feb 2013 - 23:17 Main.Harloiris phoro by Mike Unser
royalgold2.jpgjpg royalgold2.jpg manage 100 K 22 Apr 2016 - 19:30 TerryLaurin Photo by HIPS Archives
royalgold3.jpgjpg royalgold3.jpg manage 110 K 22 Apr 2016 - 19:32 TerryLaurin Photo by HIPS Archives
royalgold9.JPGJPG royalgold9.JPG manage 331 K 04 Oct 2020 - 02:59 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the 1975 Schreiners catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r16 - 19 Apr 2024, DougChyz
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