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■(TB) 'Fantasy'

1947, Hall

'Fantasy' (David Hall, R. 1944). Sdlg. #42-14. TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-R4L. Several generations of seedlings from 'Rameses', 'Dauntless', 'Jean Cayeux' and 'Morocco Rose'. Hallcroft. Highly Commended 1944; Honorable Mention 1947; Award of Merit 1949.

Additional nursery catalog references where this iris was sold: Rainbow 1958.

See below:

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From Gwendolyn Anley, (England), “American Irises in English Gardens,” AIS Bulletin No. 107, “Iris Ramblings” (October 1947): "FANTASY, a massive pink in which there is a hint of blue, did not appeal to me as much as the shell pinks, but I liked the contrast between the large purple buds and the near rose-pink flowers. I think this Iris would show to advantage if grown with 'Violet Symphony', 'Mulberry Rose' or 'Lord Dongan', as the magenta tones of any of these three would eliminate the blue from Fantasy and make it appear pure rose."
From Hallcroft Iris catalog, 1949: FANTASY. H. C. 1944. H. M. 1947. A lovely rose and orchid toned pink, distinctive and quite different in color from the flamingo pinks. But it is of the same breeding as the flamingos and has the tangerine beard. The well formed above medium sized flowers have good substance and are carried on well branched 30-inch stout stems. $20.00
Additional Catalog References: Hallcroft 1949; Milliken 1948
From Marble Iris Gardens catalog, 1957: FANTASY (Hall 1947). M. 34 in. This charming and unusual orchid-lavender Iris has a most pleasing combination of colors. It is described as a lovely rose and orchid-pink quite different from the flamingo-pinks. The standards are orchid-lavender, well domed and closely held. The semi-flaring falls are slightly deeper in color with a heavy golden yellow wash on the upper part. The beard is tangerine-red. Illustrated on page 17. Each $1.50. 3 for $3.75.
Fantasy (Hall '44)— One of the most attractive of the Hall iris, in my opinion. It is not too tall for the front of the border where the charm of its flowers and buds can be fully enjoyed. Its rose-orchid-pink blending of color and ruffled form give it much charm. Winegar, Nina N. (1949). Iris Time in the Rockies, American Iris Society Bulletin 116 (January 1950), 69.


-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Fantasy.jpgjpg Fantasy.jpg manage 59 K 27 Nov 2017 - 16:22 BobPries From Schreiners 1952 catalog
Fantasy_fl.jpgjpg Fantasy_fl.jpg manage 200 K 22 Jan 2014 - 06:13 IrisP  
fantasy1.JPGJPG fantasy1.JPG manage 207 K 11 Apr 2020 - 20:17 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1955 Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog by Kate Brewitt
Topic revision: r18 - 14 Aug 2020, davepote
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