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IB 5-12″ EML

From Marx catalog 1960: “The color of this little iris is bright chrome with very velvety flaring falls; good form and habit. Fragrant.”
(Orange Glow X pumila yellow).

sdt – ’tis nobler to correct,
but more fun to tell..

A Tale of Two Shorties ‘Pigmy Gold’ was registered by Douglas and used in the pedigree of irises by Warburton, Muhlestein, Dunbar and others. ‘Pygmy Gold’, seemingly a mirage, is recorded as the parent of one lone MDB. How can that be, you ask?.

It’s said that trickster Ariel once found a very, very small flute and, ever stirring the pot of uncomfortable possibility, played an affective pathétique. Failing to account for the unknown index of sound refraction, heartstrings stirred… and ‘Pygmy Gold’ winked into existence with ethereal delight to produce a very, very small, but quite golden, yellow iris. And then was gone.

Chancing upon the scene, Ms ‘Pigmy Gold’ recognized what should have been hers all along. While picking up the little golden-yellow bud, to Ariel she pointedly said, “Mine! Don’t Butt in!” and bestowed upon it the name ‘Magic Flute’, as magic that MDB surly is.

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Pygmy Gold

G. Douglas, 1953

Iris Class: Bearded
Bearded Class: Intermediate Bearded
Age: 1950-1959
Fall Color: Yellow
Standard Color: Yellow
Pattern: Self
Beard Color: Lemon/Light Yellow
Hybridizer: Douglas G
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