■(TB) 'New Moon'
, R. 1968). Seedling# 131-62. TB, height 36" (91 cm), Mid bloom season. Color Class-Y1F, Lemon yellow self; lemon beard. 'Moon River'
X 'New Frontier'
. Sexton 1968. High Commendation 1966; Judges Choice 1969; Honorable Mention 1969; Award of Merit 1971; American Dykes Medal 1973
| NEW MOON (Sexton '68). "As viewed and studied for two years, the premio thing to date in yellows. This has so very much going for it that a serious fault cannot be listed to date. Huge, beautifully formed flowers of bright, clear medium yellow in a complete self. Substance, vigor, and stem are unchallenged and further the very longest season of bloom with each flower lasting three days or more. A giant leap forward in yellows." [Roger R. Nelson (Wayne, Nebraska), “An Extra Dimension” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 196, (January 1970): 8.]
| Other references: AIS Bulletin #216, January 1975, page 12.
| NEW MOON (Sexton '68). Big lemon yellow self with matching beard. Heavy ruffling and thick substance which stands the sun. Consistent show quality branching and placement. An eye-catcher both in the garden and on the show bench. [Sexton, Don (1972). Varietal Comments, American Iris Society Bulletin 204(January 1972), 25.]
| NEW MOON just may have more good qualities than any other iris now available. The yellow flowers are smooth; displayed on tall, excellently branched stalks; and there are many well-timed buds. Usually there will be three open flowers at one time, with an established clump having several possible show stalks. This has all a Dykes winner needs, so watch the voting in the future. [Mullin, Ron (1971). Irises I Like, American Iris Society Bulletin 204(January 1972), 10.]
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