, R. 1947). Seedling# 44-12. TB 36" Color Class Y4D. Early bloom. 'Gold Medal'
x seedling# 41-22. Honorable Mention 1947; Award of Merit 1952.
Note: "Zantha" is Greek for yellow.
| From Fay Gardens catalog, 1947: ZANTHA No.44-12. Gold Medal X 41-22. $15. A very large deep yellow self, clear and clean, with a deep yellow beard and no haft markings. The flowers are nicely formed; tailored and flaring. The 37-inch stem is strong and well-branched. Winter hardy. H. C. 1946
| From Cooley's Gardens catalog for 1959: "A very large deep yellow self, clear and clean, with a rich yellow bead and no haft markings. Perfection in form, tailored and flaring, the 3 foot stems widely branched. This iris won the President's Cup in 1947."
| Fay 44-12. Large pure deep chrome flaring flower on a tall well branched stalk and a strong plant.-Buneaux. A large clear chrome yellow, good form, deeper yellow in haft and beard. Tall stalk, well branched. Zink. “Seedling Comments,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 103 (October 1946): 93.
| Blooms are exceptionally large, and the color is wonderfully bright. A reliable bloomer and very vigorous grower as well. -- MikeUnser - 09 Jul 2010
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