GRAND CANYON GOLD is the first Tall Bearded
iris Introduced with the 4-4-4 factor. (that I am aware of). I am introducing it
for the first time this year through Nola's Iris Garden. It too is genetic, not
weather related. Year after year it has displayed these qualities for
me. It occurs in the terminal bud about 75 - 80 and/or 90% of the
time. It makes for a very well rounded and somewhat larger flower - taking
irises to a new level.
First photo is taken from above - - showing part of
a 2 years growth of GCG ....................notice all the 4-4-4
Below is a close-up of GRAND CANYON GOLD.
Gold - A Novelty Iris -
Terminal bud has the 4-4-4 factor and is perfectly balanced. The top bud
only will bloom with the 4-4-4 factor and is consistent on 75-80% of all
stalks. M,L. 35" tall. 9-11 buds. Nicely ruffled and a vigorous
grower! Nice branching & unusual coloring too. Note: the warmer
the temps get - - the deeper the lavender wash becomes on it's
falls as it opens! The cooler the temps are - the falls
will likely resemble the standards in it's coloring. Seedling #
SHFOF 02-1. (Sapphire Hills x Pencil Sketch) x Flights of
~ Margie V.
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