G. P. Baker
TB M Y5M
From Robert Wayman’s catalog for 1939: “Awarded the Silver Medal also the Dykes Memorial Medal by the Iris Society of England as the greatest achievement in the light to medium shades of yellow to date of origin. S – rich primrose yellow; F – canary yellow. Giant flowers on profusely branching stalks, with a dozen or more flowers open on a stalk at once. A Masterpiece.” AM Haarlem 1932, Silver Medal IS(E) 1930, British Dykes Medal 1930.
From “The Court of Iris” catalog 1955:
(Unknown Parentage) M 40″ $.50
Here is a masterpiece in yellow that was considered the finest of its kind up to the date of introduction, captured
the Dyke’s Medal for its originator. In fact, so imposing was this hybridizer’s contributions to the floral world that he was awarded the Victoria Medal of Honor in 1935. Dyke’s Medal.
England ’30 ‘..
Provenance: Image 3 from SanSouci Iris Gardens, Maryland, 2006.