■(TB) 'Desert Song'
( Orville Fay
, R. 1946). TB, Midseason bloom, Color Class W4. No fragrance. 'Snow Flurry'
x 'Golden Eagle'
. Fay 1946. Honorable Mention A.I.S. 1946; Award of Merit A.I.S. 1949.
1949 Checklist citation: Bull. A.I.S. 115:5 Oct. 1949.
| From Fay Gardens catalog, 1947: DESERT SONG No. 44-47 (1946). Snow Flurry x Golden Eagle. $15. This Iris was bred especially to fill a need in the light yellow or cream class. The large, flaring and ruffled flowers are of nice proportions and bloom over a very long season. The flower is a cream self. The haft is clean and the beard yellow. The stalk is very strong, well-branched and 40 inches tall. Mid-season. Very large plants and a fast increaser. Winter hardy. H. M. 1946.
| 'Desert Song' (Fay, 1946) Each $3.00. New cream self, beautifully ruffled with extra large flowers of excellent proportion. Texture is especially heavy and the flowers last a long time in either rain or heat. Stems reach a height of 3 feet. HM AIS, 1946; AM, 1949. Cooley's Iris catalog 1952, p. 12.
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