■(TB) 'Moonlight Sonata'
(Mrs. W. R. Stevens
, R. 1946). TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-Y1D. (yellow seedling x 'Claude Aureau'
) x 'Golden Hind'
| From Schreiner’s Iris catalog, 1950: MOONLIGHT SONATA (Stevens 1946) L. 35". Rarely does an Iris make a modest debut only to achieve an unanticipated fame by sheer merit. We feel that such will be the case with this Iris. A remarkable yellow, first, because it is a soft luminous lemon to sulphur yellow, not a brilliant yellow nor the Elsa Sass type of yellow but distinctly different. Secondly, because of its season of bloom, which is late, it stands meritoriously apart from other yellows which, as a class, are prone to be early flowering. It is described by the originator as a clear lime yellow without a hint of green. Nor do its attributes stop here. The flower stylist will be delighted by the unusual serration of the petals, serrated as if they were finely notched. A flower of delicate enchantment and unusual grace; the only Iris of its kind. An over all cool yellow even to the beard, which is the same shade, giving perfect harmony. See illustration opposite. $10.00.
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