■(TB) 'Royal Gold'
, 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, 1968; Award of Merit 1969.
| 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), âAn Extra Dimensionâ 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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