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■(TB) 'Orange Gem'

1948, McKee

'Orange Gem' (William McKee, R. 1948) TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-Y7D. ('Red Gleam' x 'Mary Vernon) X 'Moontide'. McKee's Gardens 1948. Honorable Mention 1948.

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orange gem flPhoto by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden


From Iris Test Garden Catalog, 1955: ORANGE GEM. (McKee, 1948). M. Tall with heavy substanced flowers, this rich orange yellow has been the center of attention in the McKee garden for several years. A full rounded flower with well-held standards and flaring falls that are wide at the haft. The whole flower has a slight ruffling and the color is enriched by the full orange beard. Vigorous growth. H.C., A.I.S., 1947. H.M., A.I.S., 1948. 40 inches. $1.5O.
From McKee Gardens 1948 Introductions: ORANGE GEM, No. 4600. (Red Gleam x Mary Vernon) x Moontide. A lovely large orange self with an orange beard. The flowers are beautifully formed, of heavy substance, and the orange coloring is even and rich. The standards are broad, beautifully formed, and have a slight ruffling on the border. The 40-inch stalk has good branching, mid-season blooming. HC AIS 1947. It has bloomed in my garden for the past three years and has been a strong grower and a good bloomer. $25.00

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-- BobPries - 2011-03-07
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orangegem.JPGJPG orangegem.JPG manage 424 K 17 Jul 2018 - 02:51 TerryLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
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