■(BB) 'Fairy Jewels'
( Melba Hamblen
, R. 1959). Seedling #H5-40-K. BB, Height 24" (61 cm), Early, midseason and late bloom. White self, fine edge of gold; hafts and beard gold. Sibling to 'Valimar'
X sibling to 'Glittering Amber'
. Mission Bell 1960. High Commendation 1959; Honorable Mention 1960; Knowlton Award 1963
Still in the border class, Melba Hamblen's FAIRY JEWELS is one of the most charming iris I know for arranging. The natural pose of the flower, the flaring form, and the fine gold-wire laced edge around the petals make it a fine example of the beautiful form, substance, and quality that are found in the new border iris that come from aristocratic breeding. (Deru, 1961).
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Deru, C. (1961). New and different iris for arrangement. Bulletin of the American Iris Society, 161
(April 1961), 13-16).