TB 36″ ML Y4D
From Cooley’s Gardens catalog for 1938: “No yellow iris in commerce contains the deep buttercup tone of this English origination. There are larger new yellows, but certainly there are none so near the ideal in clear rich color. The tone deepens at the haft, due partly to the vivid orange beard. Stems seen last season were three feet in height and finely branched. While not a large iris, Golden Hind is sufficient in size to merit a place amongst the most recent sorts.”
From Oakhurst Gardens catalog for 1939: “Large, dazzling buttercup yellow, faintly tinged orange, and illuminated by a brilliant orange beard. Strong and well branched stems. 36 in.”
From Iris City Gardens catalog for 1940: “This golden beauty comes from England and is one of the most talked of irises in the world. A deep, rich, buttercup yellow self, it is the last word in pure coloring. It is of medium height, large size and unusually heavy substance. The plants are vigorous and hardy here, blooming freely and increasing well.”
(Gold Imperial X WR Dykes), English Dykes Medal 1934, AM RHS 1936, AM AIS 1937.
Provenance: Image 2 taken by L Munro at Presby Iris Gardens, 2006.
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