■(TB) 'Sultan's Robe'
, R. 1945). TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class R4D. (((('Anne-Marie Cayeux'
x 'Alta California'
) x ('Happy Gift'
)) x ('Miss California'
)) x ((('Gold Top'
x 'King Midas'
) x ('Miss California'
)) x ('Happy Gift'
). Honorable Mention 1946.
| From Carl Salbach catalog 1946: SULTAN'S ROBE. (Balbach 1945). (Seedling x Miss California) x (Gold Top x King Midas) x Miss California. A new iris in the richest shades of copper, gold, old rose and red. When the blooms first open the standards are almost a vandyke red, as the flower matures they are more a deep old rose. The heavy broad flaring falls are of the same general color except that there is a pronounced overlay of gold, especially on the upper half. Slight reticulation of cream at the haft, and a bright dash of violet blue in the center of the falls, which helps to emphasize the rich colors of the flower. When this iris first came into bloom one of our local growers exclaimed, "Did you see that big red down in the seedling bed? It's a honey!" In the distance the effect is that of red. The blooms are big and the colors as rich as those of an oriental rug. 36". Mid-season. $12.50.
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