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IB MLa S6M

From the Biltmore Nursery catalog for 1912:  “Still another unusual and welcome blending of rich colors is found in this meritorious variety. Standards are of golden hue shaded with smoked pearl, and the falls are dark maroon with delicate tracings of pale yellow. It blooms late.”

From Cornell Extension Bulletin 112:  “Color effect an old gold, velvety maroon veined bicolor. S. honey yellow to old gold, much undulated. F. velvety maroon-brown to blackish brown, distinctly veined to a point one-half inch from the end of the blade.
The edge blends yellow to old gold on the haft. Occasional lavender or cream-white flecks occur on the blade. This plant is a vigorous grower , and has stiff, slender, deep green foliage, tinged purple at the base. The flower spikes are tall and well and widely branched. Its very late bloom, its dull color combinations like those found in the Cypripedium orchid, and its early history, being a parent of the variegata groups, make it still worthy of selection.”

Note:  The 1929 Checklist noted GQ as a TB; this was changed to IB in the 1939 edition, and the ‘GQ-TB’ assigned to Sambucina.
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Provenance: Note Image 3 (from here on known as ‘Queen Pretender’ is a common impostor of Gypsy Queen and has been sold and traded under that name for years,
before the real Gypsy Queen was brought back into commerce by Superstition Iris Gardens. Queen Pretender (unregistered) appears to be found in old gardens in the United States,  but is not known in Europe, nor has it been reported in New Zealand, which leads us to believe it is  of  US origin.

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Gypsy Queen

Salter, before 1859

Iris Class: Bearded
Bearded Class: Intermediate Bearded
Age: Before 1900
Fall Color: Red/Maroon
Standard Color: Gold/Tan
Pattern: Variegata
Beard Color: Orange/Deep Yellow
Hybridizer: Salter
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