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■(TB) 'Moon River'

1963, Sexton

'Moon River' (Neva Sexton, R. 1962). Seedling# 58-64. TB, 36" (91 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class-Y1, Antique gold self. 'Mixed Emotions' X 'Limelight'. Sexton 1963.

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From AIS Bulletin #168, January 1963. Introducing MOON RIVER (Sexton '63) M. 36 in. (MIXED EMOTIONS X LIMELIGHT). A different shade of yellow-not brassy or mustard, but a very smooth shade in between. Perhaps antique gold would describe it. Four-way branching; three buds in each socket. Vigorous plant, heavy substance. $25.00. Sexton's Iris Garden.
Yellow is another color which is improving rapidly. The leader in this class is MOON RIVER (Sexton '63), which first caught my attention in the Sexton garden in 1963. It has been a consistent performer in our garden for the past two years. Tall, extremely well branched, with three to four buds per socket, and vigorous growth are but a few of the qualities of this huge, broad, heavily substanced self of antique gold. It seems to be a fabulous parent for Neva; we observed some great golds, yellows, creams and pinks among her seedlings. [Joseph Ghio, “The 1965 Iris Season in Review,” Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 179 (October 1965): 81.]

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