ORIGINATOR: Orville Fay
CLASS: Tall Bearded
BLOOM SEASON: Mid
DESCRIPTION: Blue-orchid and pink blended self; tangerine beard.
PARENTAGE: (Sdlg #51-29, Native Dancer sib x Sdlg #51-50) X (Sdlg #51-43 x May Hall)
AWARDS: High Commendation 1960, Honorable Mention 1962, Judges' Choice 1962 & 1963, Award of Merit 1964, Dykes Medal 1966
From the 1963 Mission Bell Gardens Catalog: Exquisite blend of blue-orchid, cream and pink; red-tangerine beard. Closed standards and flaring falls are rippled and ruffled. Tall, with beautiful branching.
From the 1964 Schreiner's Iris Lover's Catalog: Imagine a fluted, ruffled and fluffy orchid blue iris with the center of the flower lighter colored and capped by a dart of flame red beard. Flowers are not large, but for beauty of form, placement on stem and grace of flower this iris is a wonderful achievement. One of the finest iris from this breeder.
From the 1964 Brown’s Sunnyhill Gardens Catalog: Lovely blend of blue-orchid and cream with a tint of pink. Beautifully formed flowers are laced and rippled; tangerine beard. Outstanding!
From the 1964 Schliefert Iris Gardens Catalog: An unusual orchid-lavender with a tangerine beard. The closed standards are ruffled and laced and the flaring falls are also rippled and laced. Large flowers.
From the 1965 Neubert’s Flower Garden Catalog: Lovely blend of blue orchid, cream and pink with a red beard. The well-formed flowers are rippled and laced. Tall and nicely branched. One of the finest new irises.
From the 1966 Valley’s End Iris Gardens Catalog: Self between blue-orchid and lavender, tangerine beard. Flowers are ruffled and laced. Superb branching.