■(TB) 'Edith Wolford'

1986, Hager

'Edith Wolford' ( Ben Hager, R. 1984). Seedling T3917RfY/Bl. TB, height 40" (102 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards clear canary yellow; Falls mid-blue violet; blue beard tipped orange; ruffled. 'Merry Madrigal' X 'Freedom Road'. Melrose Gardens 1986. President's Cup 1986; Honorable Mention 1988; Award of Merit 1990; American Dykes Medal 1993.

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From Moonshine Gardens catalog, 1989: EDITH WOLFORD ( '86 Hager) 34" M. S. light canary yellow; F. blue-violet with paler edges; yellow/violet beards. It won the Region 14 Seedling Cup in '85, the President's Cup at the national convention in '86 and took the Walther Cup last year (most HM votes, all categories) with 61 more votes than DUSKY CHALLENGER, the next in line! It's headed straight for the Dykes garnering every award available along the way, me thinks! Neither its checklist description or most of its pictures come close to capturing its magic, it has to be seen. So very bright and clean and possesses a glowing luminous quality that is mesmerizing. Perfect bubbly ruffled flowers with tremendous width, perfect branching and it's an excellent grower and bloomer all over the country. An easy podder and I'm sure I'm not the only one using it like crazy! Got "tons" more of this last year and as its a terrific increaser here we should have a nearly unlimited supply - hence low price! Was $22.50 last year and well worth every penny. $10.00
"One cannot fairly describe the impact a row of EDITH WOLFORD (Hager '86) in full bloom has on the soul. Some irisarians just do not care for the color combination (canary yellow standards, sparkling almost-blue falls), but enough liked it so well that it won the President's Cup. The width of the petals, the superb branching, and the clean vigorous plants make this variety a breakthrough in this color pattern. But the elegant ruffling and the overall smoothness of effect make it a landmark in irisdom." [Perry Dyer (Oklahoma), “Melrose Gardens” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 263, (October 1986): 19.]


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