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■(TB) 'Berkeley Gold'

1942, Salbach

'Berkeley Gold' (Carl Salbach, 1942). TB. 36". Midseason bloom. Color Class-Y4D. ('Radiant') X ( 'Happy Gift' x 'Natoma'). Honorable Mention, Award of Merit 1946, AIS Bulletin 94: 3 August 1944.

Note height misprinted in 1942 Salbach catalog.

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From Carl Salbach catalog, 1942: BERKELEY GOLD (Salbach 1942). ((Radiant x (Happy Gift x Natoma.)) Large deep clear yellow self of good form and heavy substance. Tall well branched stems. Very clear color and smooth texture. The deepest yellow we have grown. Late. 32". $5.00.
From Carl Salbach catalog, 1944: BERKELEY GOLD (Salbach 1942). (Radiant x (Happy Gift x Natoma).) A top ranking yellow iris that was introduced at far too low a price in comparison with other iris of like merit. Berkeley Gold should have been offered at $25.00 instead of $5.00. Large deep clear yellow self of fine form, heavy substance and smooth texture. Tall, well-branched stems, vigorous grower and free flowering. Blooms over a long period of time. Stands rain and hot weather and does not fade. Here is what a New York customer says, "Berkeley Gold stole the show. Surrounded by other new yellows it stood taller and statelier and was of better substance than any of the others." Stock limited. One rhizome to a customer. Late midseason. 36" $5.00
From 1948 Cooley's catalog: BERKELEY GOLD (Salbach, 1942). This was a sensation in our garden during the blooming season just ended. It is the tallest and probably the richest deep yellow that we have ever grown. The flowers are very large on well-branched stems that reach four feet in height. A new yellow from Carl Salbach that is worth much more than the market price asked for a new introduction. HM, AIS 1944. $5.00
From 1945 Longfield Farm catalog: BERKELEY GOLD (Salb. 1942) HM 1944. A large deep clear yellow self of fine form, heavy substance, and smooth texture. Does not fade and stands wind and rain. A tall, 3 feet, stately flower that is one of the best. Supply limited. $5.00

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