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Hybridizer Clara B.(1879-1970) & Ruth Rees

San Jose, California, USA

Received the American Iris Society Hybridizer Award in 1967.

From The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 199(October 1970): Clara B. Rees, at the age of ninety, who achieved world wide fame as an iris hybridizer with her production of SNOW FLURRY and other irises, has left us. The story of Clara Rees and her accomplishments will be found in the January 1968 Bulletin, pp. 8-11, but in review, we must point out that the Clara B. Rees Iris Society is named for her, that she has received the Hybridizers Medal of the American Iris Society, and that she was named an Honorary Judge many years ago. Wherever irises are grown, Clara B. Rees and SNOW FLURRY will be remembered. As a tribute to her, the cup for the best white iris each year is named the Clara B. Rees Cup.


Arilbred: 'Flurry Mohr'.

Border Bearded: 'Children's Hour' 1969.

Tall Bearded: 'Added Attraction' 1959, 'Angel Bright' 1966, 'April Elegance' 1970. 'April Tan', R.1949, 'Astronaut' 1960, 'Bless Patsy', R.1963, 'Celestial Gates' 1959, 'Clara's Black' 1972, 'Easter Sunrise', R.1944, 'Fire Flurry' 1957, 'Flurry Mohr' 1950, 'Golden Cheer' 1959, 'Golden Shadows' 1952, 'High Style' 1970, 'Iristocrat' 1957, 'Light and Lovely' 1966, 'Queen's Treasure', R.1953, 'Rosy Ruffles' 1946, 'Ruffled Bouquet', R.1947, 'Saddle Brown' 1952, 'Sarah Lester', R.1949, 'Snow Flurry' 1939, 'Sun Cap' 1972, 'Touch of Elegance' 1962, 'Waltzing' 1969, 'White Smoke', R.1949, 'Yellow Organdy' 1952.

Photos of note: Ruth Rees, 1963,

-- Main.RPries - 2012-05-18
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ReesGarden1964.jpgjpg ReesGarden1964.jpg manage 144 K 09 Jan 2019 - 15:36 Main.davepote AIS Bulletin 174(July 1964): 13. In the Rees Garden, San Jose, California, during Region 14 Convention. From the left: Roy L. Oliphant, RVP Region 14, Berkeley; Mrs. Bernice Roe, convention chairman, San Jose; Mrs. Melba Hamblen, hybridizer and AIS board member, Roy, Utah; Larry A. Gaulter, AIS board member, Castro Valley; Miss Clara B. Rees, hybridizer, San Jose; Harry J. Randall, C.B.E., England; Robert S. Carney, AIS president, Memphis, Tenn.
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