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(TB) 'Moonglo'

1935, Williamson

'Moonglo' (E. B. Williamson, R. 1933). TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-Y8M. Longfield 1935. Honorable Mention 1936,

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From Longfield Iris Farm catalog, 1935: Moonglo (Wmsn. No. 1563, 1935). (Special Mixture). A very distinct soft yellow blend with the heaviest substance of any blend we know. This heavy substance gives the flower a very stately appearance. S. arching cupped, obovate, Primuline Yellow flushed Chinese Violet; F. drooping, wedge-shaped, Empire Yellow overlaid Chinese Violet, slight margin of Empire Yellow; haft Primuline Yellow veined Kaiser Brown; beard, Cadmium Orange; style branches, Primuline Yellow. The large flowers are 4-1/2 inches high and 5-1/2 inches wide. The stalk carries six flowers, is well branched and 32 inches tall. The plant is vigorous, fast multiplier and very floriferous. A number of judges visiting our gardens have urged us to introduce this fine blend. $10.00.
MOONGLO (Williamson). A splendid golden blend, one of the few yellow iris enriched by blending, having a distinct and attractive pinkish-violet flush. One of the finest of the Williamson introductions. H.M. A.I.S., 1936. $2.50. Carl Salbach iris, 1938.
See John C. Wister Collection, Scott Arboretum Archives, Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College Wister%20Iris%20140%20--%20Iris%20T.B.%20Moonglow%2065-10.jpg
Moonglo is an early low growing variety, a honey yellow flushed violet and gold with a smudge of blue at the end of its orange beard. I remember, in detail, the exquisite banding of gold leaf around the edges of this iris. [Lila McCombs, “A Critical Evaluation of Older Irises”, The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 110 (July 1948): 58.]

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