(Mrs. C. Whiting
, R. 1939) TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-Y6D reverse. 'Amitola'
x 'Copper Piece'
| From Maple Valley Gardens catalog, 1940: RAEJEAN (Whiting 1940) M. 34 in. A two toned yellow of rare grace and charm, really a yellow bicolor with the deeper tone in the standards. An added novel touch is given by a narrow edging around the falls like the deep yellow of the standards, something like the fine edge around the falls of an amoena. The coloring is pure and clear but not dark—the standards are between pinard and empire yellow, the falls are several tones lighter, with the neat edging of the deeper yellow. The flowers are large and full, the falls wide and smooth, marked only by a smooth overlay of the deep yellow at the sides of the rich orange beard. The texture is smooth and silky, the substance firm, resisting wind and heat well. The branching is not as wide and low as we might wish but the unusual and pleasing coloring attracted so much attention that we decided to name and introduce it. Strong, hardy plants. $zo.oo.
| RAEJEAN (Whiting 1940) M.L. Raejean is considered by the originator as one of the most lovely in her garden. A striking two toned yellow and one of the brightest and deepest of this type. The flowers are very large with firmly domed standards of clear chrome yellow. The falls are wide and long, of cream yellow, distinctly bordered with deep yellow and set off by a heavy yellow beard. Tall, widely branched, and late blooming, this iris adds greatly to the extension of iris bloom in the garden. R. 88 1941. 40 in. $5.00. [Mrs. Thomas Nesmith, Fairmount Gardens Catalog, Lowell, Massachusetts, New and Unusual Irises. Summer 1942-Spring 1943].
| Raejean (Whiting, 1940). A lovely two toned yellow. S. clear chrome yellow; F. wide and long of creamy yellow bordered with deep yellow. Heavy golden yellow beard. A late flowering variety. 40 inches. $15.00. [Williamson Iris, Longfield Iris Farm. Catalog, 1942]
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