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■(TB) 'Touch Of Elegance'

1962, Rees

'Touch Of Elegance' (Clara Rees, R. 1961). Seedling# 61-60. TB, 32" (81 cm). Midseason bloom. Standards barium yellow at edges, Chinese coral at midribs; falls barium yellow, deeper at haft, carrot red beard. ('Yellow Organdy' x 'Party Dress') X 'Techny Chimes' . Rees 1962. High Commendation 1961, Honorable Mention 1964.

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From AIS Bulletin #165, April 1962. Introducing TOUCH OF ELEGANCE (Clara B. Rees) (Yellow Organdy x Party Dress) X Techny Chimes. Our first introduction in two years. Both standards and falls barium yellow (Wilson 503-2) deepening in center to Chinese coral (Wilson 614-1) with prominent carrot-red beard. The overall effect of the ruffled and fluted six-and-one-half inch blossoms is pinkish apricot, with chartreuse undertones. The color, brilliant yet soft, draws garden visitors like a magnet. The bloom stalk carries three branches and a terminal. Vigorous grower. Height, 32 inches. Midseason. H.C., 1961. $25.00. Rees Iris Garden.
TOUCH OF ELEGANCE (Rees '61) M.L. 32 in. (Yellow Organdy x Party Dress) x Techny Chimes. Well named, this would add a touch of elegance to any garden. Beautifully formed, exquisitely ruffled flowers of large size on perfect stalks and wonderful color. Gilt yellow standards with deep Chinese coral flush through the midrib area and Deep Barium gold falls deepening to Dandelion yellow over the haft around the fiery red beard. Not just touched with elegance but born to it. H.C. 1961...$ 20.00. Fleur De Lis Gardens Catalog, 1963.
TOUCH OF ELEGANCE, Clara's 1962 introduction, is a mystic medley of yellows, deepening in the center to coral and highlighted by a coral-red beard. Of medium height, the plants have good branching and are vigorous. [Melba Hamblen, “Irises Seen in California Gardens, 1963,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 173 (April 1964): 10.]

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Topic revision: r10 - 04 Apr 2022, TLaurin
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