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■(TB) 'Celestial Glory'

1961, Reckamp

'Celestial Glory' (Bro. Charles Reckamp, R. 1961). Seedling# 56-49. TB, 36" (91 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class YO1, Orange or golden-tan self. ('Mary Randall' x 'Techny Chimes') X D. Hall seedling# 54-11. Mission Gardens 1961. HC 1957, HM 1962, JC 1963, 1964, AM 1964.

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Mission Gardens (1963). Nursery Catalog. American Iris Society Iris Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://wiki.irises.org/Hist/NurseriesMissionGardens. CELESTIAL GLORY (Mission Gardens 1961) Large full flowers. Color, orange or golden tan with bright red beard. Beard is surrounded by a creamy halo. The broad domed standards are waved and ruffled. Falls are very broad, flaring and nicely arched at the haft and ruffled at the base. Substance of the flowers is extra heavy. Branching average. Height 36". This is one of the "best quality" iris we have introduced. $20.00. (Mission Gardens, 1963).
Nelson Negus, K. (Ed). (1971). Iris check list of registered cultivar names 1960-1969 (p. 26). The American Iris Society.
Roberts, E. (1964). Taped commentary of Fay garden. American Iris Society Bulletin 174(July 1964), 48. Retrieved from http://emembers.irises.org/BulletinArchive/1960-69/1964_07_AIS.pdf. E-member subscription required. Comment (Roberts, 1964): "Celestial Glory (Bro. Charles '61) was on its last few buds but was still quite a lovely color in bright orange with falls slightly lighter, more of an apricot orange with quite a noticeable yellow influence around the edges; beard a bright red. The standards have a pinkish coloring on the backs of the midribs that is quite lovely."

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Topic revision: r17 - 03 Apr 2022, TLaurin
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