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■(TB) 'Tycoon's Gold'

1968, Niswonger

'Tycoon's Gold' (O. David Niswonger, R. 1967). Seedling# 33-63. TB, 33" (84 cm). Late bloom. Standards yellow; falls yellow with white blaze. 'Idaho Gold' X 'Pretty Carol'. Top O' The Ridge, Cape Iris 1968. Exhibition Certificate 1967, High Commendation 1967, Honorable Mention 1969.

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From AIS Bulletin #189 April 1968 Introducing TYCOON'S GOLD. This is Sdlg. 33-63 that you may have seen or heard about from the Denver convention. It received 61 votes for an HC Award in 1967, which is thought to be a record. It also received an Exhibition Certificate in '67. It's a large, slightly ruffled, yellow with a white blaze in the falls, supported by an extra heavy stalk. The falls are semiflared and the substance is heavy, as those attending the convention will attest after seeing it withstand one inch of rainfall. It could be faulted on bud count (usually 6) but its difficult to get a high bud count with such large blooms and heavy substance. Even with its low bud count, it has a long blooming season. This is because of the way it blooms--two blooms open at a time which last for 3 or 4 days, then another two open, after the first two have completely folded. Blooms are well spaced, never interfering with each other. Hybridizers will be glad to know it produces plenty of pollen and makes large seed pods containing large beautiful seeds. I feel it is destined to be a great parent. It's a late bloomer and usually the last one in bloom in my garden. Despite the massive blooms, it never needs to be staked. Here are the vital statistics:Parentage: IDAHO GOLD X PRETTY CAROL. TB. 33". $25.00. Cape Iris Gardens.

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