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■(AB) 'Esther, The Queen'

1967, Hunt

'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 'Ib-Mac') 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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-- AnitaMoran - 2010-01-08
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AbEstherTheQueenDK.JPGJPG AbEstherTheQueenDK.JPG manage 28 K 26 Jan 2013 - 23:32 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Dennis Kramb
EstherTheQueen03.JPGJPG EstherTheQueen03.JPG manage 57 K 11 Dec 2014 - 21:20 Main.TLaurin Photo by Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
EstherTheQueenBHI.JPGJPG EstherTheQueenBHI.JPG manage 182 K 16 Nov 2011 - 21:30 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
EstherTheQueenJB.jpgjpg EstherTheQueenJB.jpg manage 65 K 01 May 2011 - 14:53 Main.Betsy881 Photo by John Baumfalk
Esther_the_Queen_KWW.jpgjpg Esther_the_Queen_KWW.jpg manage 78 K 23 Jan 2015 - 19:33 Main.KWalker Photo by Ken Walker
EsthertheQueen01.jpgjpg EsthertheQueen01.jpg manage 64 K 09 Sep 2014 - 03:13 Main.TLaurin Photo by John Weiler
EsthertheQueen02.jpgjpg EsthertheQueen02.jpg manage 89 K 05 Jun 2014 - 16:39 Main.TLaurin Photo by Rosalie Figge
EsthertheQueen3.jpgjpg EsthertheQueen3.jpg manage 30 K 13 Feb 2010 - 20:39 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Betsy Higgins
EsthertheQueen4.jpgjpg EsthertheQueen4.jpg manage 30 K 13 Feb 2010 - 20:39 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Betsy Higgins
estherthe02.JPGJPG estherthe02.JPG manage 77 K 28 Jun 2014 - 02:25 Main.TLaurin Photo by Bee Warburton
estherthe03.JPGJPG estherthe03.JPG manage 85 K 28 Jun 2014 - 02:30 Main.TLaurin Photo by Bee Warburton
estherthe04.JPGJPG estherthe04.JPG manage 98 K 28 Jun 2014 - 02:32 Main.TLaurin Photo by Bee Warburton
estherthequeen01.jpgjpg estherthequeen01.jpg manage 105 K 28 Mar 2016 - 18:51 Main.TLaurin Photo by HIPS Archives
estherthequeen02.JPGJPG estherthequeen02.JPG manage 768 K 11 Dec 2016 - 20:15 Main.TLaurin Photo by Glenn Corlew
estherthequeen03.JPGJPG estherthequeen03.JPG manage 1020 K 11 Dec 2016 - 20:13 Main.TLaurin Photo by Glenn Corlew
estherthequeen2.jpgjpg estherthequeen2.jpg manage 69 K 08 Jan 2010 - 18:31 Main.avmoran  
estherthequeenJB16.JPGJPG estherthequeenJB16.JPG manage 53 K 24 Apr 2016 - 18:01 Main.Betsy881 Photo by John Baumfalk
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