■(AB) 'Esther, The Queen'
'Esther, The Queen'
OGB ( Eugene Hunt
, R. 1967). Seedling ORB 64-1. AB, 36" (91 cm). Early to midseason bloom. Standards wisteria blue, deeper veins, blended willow green at base, brown at claw; Falls willow green, blended erythrite red; dotting by black beard on black maroon spot, paling to brown as it blends to willow green. Sundt 5631D: ( 'Ardrun'
) X 'Kalifa Gulnare'
. Tell's Iris Garden, 1968. High Commendation 1967; Honorable Mention 1969; Judges Choice 1969; White Award 1971
ESTHER THE QUEEN (Hunt '68). The only arilbred I will list, even though I have a dozen other "favorites." This will strike the fancy of anyone, and is in fact an easy grower. A good parent, both ways, too. [Tell Muhlestein, “Twenty-five Irises That Have Performed Well for Me,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society
, No. 199 (October 1970): 49.]
Note: Streaking is very variable--from almost no streaks to heavily streaked, flower to flower on same plant and year to year depending on soil, growing conditions and weather.
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