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(TB) 'Soft Answer'

1953, Wills

'Soft Answer' (Jesse Wills, R. 1952). Seedling# 36-51. TB, 37" (94 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards creamy-white, falls light yellow; gold beard. (('Lily Pons' x 'Happy Day') x 'Golden Eagle') X (('At Dawning' x 'Happy Days') x 'Shannopin'). Fairmount 1953. Honorable Mention 1953.

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From Fleur de Lis Gardens catalog 1956: SOFT ANSWER (Wills 1953) M. 38 in. (Sib to Silver Flame). The same in color combination as its sister seedling, this has slightly cream toned standards and much brighter falls. Very broad and flaring. H. M. 1953. 7.00.
Soft Answer (Wills) - "seemed much more refined than Pinnacle and had good branching. Standards are creamy white while Pinnacle's standards are blue white. The falls of Soft Answer are more blended yellow while Pinnacle seems veined." -LARRY GAULTER. “Region 15, Varietal Comments,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 134 (July 1954): 71.

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