'Orchid Jewel' ( Brother Charles Reckamp, R. 1959). TB, 36" (91 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class-V1L, Deep-orchid self; orange beard. From seedlings involving 'Chantilly', 'Pink Cameo', 'New Horizon' 'Rameses' and 'Far West'. Mission Gardens 1959.
|From Mission Gardens catalog, 1960: ORCHID JEWEL (Mission Gardens 1959). A heavily laced deep orchid with gold beard. Color is clear, almost a self, except some veining high on the haft which is mostly hidden by the standards. The standards, falls and crest are edged with fancy lace. Falls flare horizontally. Substance is extra heavy. Orchid Jewel is a seedling of our heavily laced 51-33 but has a much better and clearer color than its parent. Stems are straight and of medium height. $20.00|
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