'Gem Of Sierra' (James Gibson, R. 1977). Seedling# 22-2F. TB, 36" (91 cm), Midseason bloom. Ruffled and fluted apricot-buff ground plicata stitched daphne red; mars orange beard. 'Orange Plush' X 'Anon'. Gibson 1978.
|From AIS Bulletin #228 Winter 1978 Introducing GEM OF SIERRA (1978). TB, 36", M, #22-2F. $25.00. This plicata is a gem in fluting and ruffling as well as color, which is Daphene red (0027/3) on a apricot-buff ground. The heavily ruffled standards have Daphene red rims with a clear apricot-buff ground. The fluted falls are of the same color combination with plicata markings and striations reaching toward the apricot-buff center. The beard is rich Mars orange (0/3/1). Branching is good with 8-10 buds. Parentage involves ORANGE PLUSH and ANON. Both the formand substance are excellent. Gibson Iris Gardens.|
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