■(TB) 'Esther Fay'
, R. 1960) Seedling 57-33. TB, 34" (86 cm), Early bloom. Color Code = O1P. Light pink self; reddish-pink beard. 'Fleeta'
x 'Native Dancer'
). Fay 1961. Honorable Mention 1962; Judges Choice 1962, 1963; Award of Merit 1964.
| Schreiner's Iris Lover's catalog 1967: This beautiful pink self has that fascinating fresh pink color and ruffled, broad petaled flowers that one finds almost irresistible. A bright, red-pink beard further enhances the flower. An iris that is sure to thrill you...it has height, form, branching and purity of color. HM '62. AM '64. $6.00.
| ESTHER FAY (Fay '61). "Another standard with growth, stem, and all garden habits very complimentary. A pink that should be grown in all iris gardens. Color is lighter pink like most entries in this class, but devoid of excessive buff and apricot influences. A variety that continues to be impressive, year after year." Roger R. Nelson (Wayne, Nebraska), “An Extra Dimension” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 196, (January 1970): 9.
| ESTHER FAY (Fay '61) in full bloom with seven stalks made a beautiful sight and took the 80-degree weather like a veteran. Every stalk was upright, none showing any tendency to lean over, and all had three wide S branches carrying up to eight or nine buds. This is a pink on a white base rather than the usual yellow thus appearing as a cleaner color, petals are extra wide and very milled; the small white blaze at the tip of the coral-red beard makes the beard appear even redder. Foliage is a clear blue green, possibly the bluest of any iris in the garden, and quite spot resistant. Roberts, Earl (1964). Taped Commentary on Fay Garden, American Iris Society Bulletin 174 (July 1964), 49.
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