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■(TB) 'Golden Majesty'

1938, Salbach

'Golden Majesty' (Carl Salbach, R. 1937).TB, Late midseason bloom. Color Class Y4D; ( 'Dauntless') x 'W. R. Dykes') x 'Natoma'; Strong fragrance. Salbach 1938. Honorable Mention 1939, Award of Merit 1940.

Citations: A.I.S. Bulletin 73:66(Apr. 1939); A.I.S. Bulletin 78:3(July 1940); A.I.S. Bulletin 81:33(April 1941), with illustration.

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From Carl Salbach catalog 1939: GOLDEN MAJESTY (Salbach 1938). (Dauntless x W. R. Dykes) X the variety Natoma, which is Alta California X King Midas. We very definitely regard this iris as the best all purpose yellow ever introduced, for it has "everything". First, it has color softer, yet richer than we had dared to hope for in an iris; then add perfect form, branching, substance, and you have Golden Majesty. The flowers are very large and of perfect, well-domed form; it does not fade; the finish is smooth and glistening; the substance is good; the branching perfect; it is a free bloomer with many blooms (usually nine) to each stalk; and its height brings its rich beauty to a spotlight position - an iris of gleaming gold, standing out as if alone even among the other finest iris. No other iris can be of deeper yellow and still be "yellow", and the tone is so rich and glistening that we have found no color on the chart that can match it. The entire stalk is perfectly balanced to give the iris great poise as well as beauty, and in addition, it is deliciously fragrant and stands up perfectly against both wind and rain. One of four iris that we have ever adjudged as demanding a higher introductory price than our customary top price ($25.00), and in such great demand that all rhizomes for last season were sold before the end of July.It is, we feel, the "ultimate" in yellow iris. Stock limited; not more than one to a customer. Late. 42-inch. $25.00.
Dreer's 1949 catalog notes; "Golden Majesty. 3 ft. A very fine golden yellow, glistening smooth and unfading. 75c each; 3 for $2.00; $7.00 per doz."


Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

Hardiness Zones 4-8 for most varieties, Some cultivars tolerate colder, others tolerate warmer zones (please comment in comment box with your location if this cultivar grows well in zone 3, 4, 9, or 10.)
Exposure Prefers full sun for optimal performance, may still bloom in half-day shade
Water: Prefers well drained good garden soil, Tolerant of dry conditions in established plants, Intolerant of swampy conditions.
PH Prefers Neutral to basic solis 6.1 to 8.5, quite toleranr of more extreme conditions
Fertilizer Prefers rich conditions on relatively inorganic soils.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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GoldenMajesty01.JPGJPG GoldenMajesty01.JPG manage 68 K 24 Nov 2014 - 04:26 UnknownUser Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
GoldenMajesty02.JPGJPG GoldenMajesty02.JPG manage 73 K 18 Aug 2021 - 01:02 UnknownUser Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
GoldenMajesty12BHI.jpgjpg GoldenMajesty12BHI.jpg manage 50 K 20 Apr 2012 - 18:25 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
GoldenMajestyAA.jpgjpg GoldenMajestyAA.jpg manage 15 K 05 Mar 2011 - 20:30 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Argyle Acres
Golden_Majesty_Iris.JPGJPG Golden_Majesty_Iris.JPG manage 44 K 27 May 2013 - 11:38 Main.Iriswarehouse Photo by Iriswarehouse
golden_majesty_fl.jpgjpg golden_majesty_fl.jpg manage 55 K 30 Jul 2011 - 06:33 IrisP  
goldenmajesty-jb.jpgjpg goldenmajesty-jb.jpg manage 71 K 11 Mar 2013 - 00:37 Main.Harloiris photo courtesy Lyn DC, NZ
goldenmajesty1.JPGJPG goldenmajesty1.JPG manage 451 K 13 Oct 2020 - 02:36 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the 1949 Schreiners catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r23 - 03 Feb 2024, Harloiris
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