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(TB) 'Twenty Grand'

1952, Norton

'Twenty Grand' (Luke Norton, deceased, by Alexander Maxwell, R. 1952) TB, 37" (94 cm), Midseason bloom. Canary yellow, orchid, and tan-gold. 'Rainbow Room' X Chantilly'.

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From Iris Test Garden catalog, 1955: TWENTY GRAND. (Norton, '53). A cross of Chantilly and Rainbow Room. Standards tight, and a glistening yellow; heavy crinkled edges. Falls orchid in center, broad tan gold border, heavily crinkled edges of same color. Beard orange. 36 inches tall, well branched, and fairly large flower; second only to Remember Me. Priced too low. $9.00.
From Marble Iris Gardens catalog, 1957: TWENTY GRAND (Norton 1953). M. 36 in. A cross of Chantilly and Rainbow Room. The standards are tight and a glistening yellow with heavily crinkled edges. The falls are orchid in the center, with a broad tan-gold border, heavily crinkled edges of the same color. A bright orange beard sets off this well-branched Iris that makes it a "must" in every garden. Each $5.00.

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