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■ (AB) 'Patriot's Gem'

1993, Gadd

'Patriot's Gem' OGB-/ABM (Fred Gadd, R. 1988). Seedling 1A-84. AB, 15" (38 cm). Early bloom. Standards bluebird blue, narrowly edged yellow; darker blue style arms; Falls bluebird blue; yellow beard. 'Lady' X 'Vindaloo'. Markham, 1993. Honorable Mention 1995; Award of Merit 1997, Mohr Medal 1999

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From AIS Bulletin #289 April 1993 Introducing PATRIOTS GEM (Gadd 1993)-AB-MED-18"-EM. Seedling #lA-84. Lady X Vindaloo. A self of wonderfully subtle color which could be described as bluebird blue or soft soldier blue, accented by darker shadings in the midribs and style arms, with edges of all parts highlighted in pale gold; beards of palest blue with each hair tipped gold. Classic form just slightly suggestive of its aril heritage; fine substance and finish; 2 branches, 4 buds. A fine grower and generous bloomer, with exceptionally clean green foliage which persists even in the heat and drought of a New England August. This has been attracting favorable attention for several years, receiving an HC under seedling number in 1988 and another under name in 1992, with 7 votes. $20.00. Lynn & Peter Markham.

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PatriotsGem5.jpgjpg PatriotsGem5.jpg manage 42 K 26 Jul 2013 - 20:37 Main.TLaurin Photo by Chapman Iris
PatriotsGem8.jpgjpg PatriotsGem8.jpg manage 26 K 19 Apr 2010 - 19:53 Main.Betsy881 Photo by John Baumfalk
PatriotsGemBHI.jpgjpg PatriotsGemBHI.jpg manage 67 K 16 Nov 2011 - 21:39 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
PatriotsGemBHI1.JPGJPG PatriotsGemBHI1.JPG manage 64 K 27 Aug 2021 - 02:25 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
PatriotsGemRT.jpgjpg PatriotsGemRT.jpg manage 40 K 22 Apr 2013 - 14:33 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Rick Tasco-Superstition Iris Gardens
patriotsgem01.jpgjpg patriotsgem01.jpg manage 124 K 29 Mar 2016 - 19:29 Main.TLaurin Photo by Howard Dash-Picacho Mountain Iris
patriotsgem02.jpgjpg patriotsgem02.jpg manage 169 K 01 Apr 2017 - 02:40 Main.TLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
patriotsgem03.jpgjpg patriotsgem03.jpg manage 120 K 06 Apr 2017 - 11:17 Main.TLaurin Photo by Howard Dash-Picacho Mountain Iris
patriotsgem1.jpgjpg patriotsgem1.jpg manage 195 K 06 May 2017 - 11:45 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
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