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■(TB) 'Astronaut'

1960, Rees

'Astronaut' ( Clara Rees, R. 1959). Seedling 58-10. TB, 30" (76 cm). Midseason bloom. Color Class-Y3, Standards sulphur yellow; Falls lighter with deeper flush at hafts. 'Yellow Organdy' x (Hall 44-09 x 'Song Of Songs'). Melrose 1960. Honorable Mention 1961.

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From AIS Bulletin #157, April 1960. Introducing ASTRONAUT (Clara Rees) (Yellow Organdy X (Hall's 44-09 x Song of Songs). When Ben Hager went through our iris planting two years ago, he discovered this distinctive seedling, so we are happy to co-introduce it with Melrose Gardens. The flower is sulphur yellow, deeper in the center, with a creamy white area in the falls. However, it is the shape and carriage of the blooms that give this iris special distinction. The wide, overlapping falls are almost round, and flare horizontally, so that each blossom seems poised for flight--a true Astronaut. Standards are closed, substance heavy, branching excellent, growth vigorous. Height 30". Midseason. H.C.'59 as #58-10. $15.00. Rees Iris Garden, Melrose.
From Fleur De Lis Gardens catalog, 1963: ASTRONAUT (Rees '59) L. 34 in. Yellow Organdy x (Hall 44-09 x Song of Songs)). Huge ruffled flower of rich sulphur yellow with lighter toned falls which have a brushing of empire gold over the wide hafts. A real beauty. H.M. 1961. $ 7.50.

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astronaut03.JPGJPG astronaut03.JPG manage 324 K 19 Sep 2020 - 15:28 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1965 Schreiners catalogue by Terry Laurin
astronaut1.JPGJPG astronaut1.JPG manage 265 K 02 Jun 2016 - 19:17 Main.TLaurin Photo by HIPS Archives
astronaut2.JPGJPG astronaut2.JPG manage 217 K 02 Jun 2016 - 19:20 Main.TLaurin Photo by HIPS Archives
Topic revision: r10 - 20 Sep 2020, Harloiris
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