(TB) 'Esther Fay'
( Orville Fay
, R. 1960) Sdlg. 57-33. TB, 34" (86 cm), Early bloom. Color Code = O1P. Light pink self; reddish-pink beard. 'Fleeta'
X ( 'Fleeta'
x 'Native Dancer'
). Fay 1961. Honorable Mention 1962; Judges Choice 1962, 1963; Award of Merit 1964.
ESTHER FAY (Fay '61). "Another standard with growth, stem, and all garden habits very complimentary. A pink that should be grown in all
iris gardens. Color is lighter pink like most entries in this class, but devoid of excessive buff and apricot influences. A variety that continues to be impressive, year after year." [Roger R. Nelson (Wayne, Nebraska), “An Extra Dimension” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society
, No. 196, (January 1970): 9.]
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- [Schreiner's Iris Lover's catalog 1967]: This beautiful pink self has that fascinating fresh pink color and ruffled, broad petaled flowers that one finds almost irresistible. A bright, red-pink beard further enhances the flower. An iris that is sure to thrill you...it has height, form, branching and purity of color. HM '62. AM '64. $6.00 -- DavidPotembski - 30 Apr 2013