■(TB) 'Christmas Angel'
, R. 1959). Seedling# 57-102. TB, 38" (97 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class-W1, White self, bright gold haft. ('Frances Kent'
x 'Paradise Pink'
) X Hall seedling# 54-62. Irisnoll 1960.
| From Fleur De Lis Gardens catalog 1963: CHRISTMAS ANGEL (DeForest '60) M. 36 in. (F. Kent x Paradise Pink) x Hall 54-62. Classically formed, heavily substanced, 7 inch flowers. Starched standards and falls with bright gold hafts and ruffled ends. A gold hafted white that unfurls from creamy yellow buds. H.M. 1961. 10.00.
| CHRISTMAS ANGEL was introduced in 1960 by Fred DeForest-one of his last. I have yet to see it in my garden but the one I did see was a larger PATRICIAN that flared a great deal more and had a more impressive set of gold epaulets. I was very much impressed and believed all I heard about it, a thing I rarely do, knowing full well that all hobbyists are like fishermen. I will learn more about it next year when I see it in bloom in my garden. Carey E. Quinn, “The Modern White Iris,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 166 (July 1962): 9-10.
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