|From Maple Valley Iris Garden catalog, 1947: GLAD TIDINGS (Whiting 1947) No. 4246 ((AMITOLA X COPPER PIECE) X AMARANTH) M.L., 34 inches. A happy novelty among the light chrome yellows. The flowers are very large, widely flared, beautifully ruffled and of heavy, waxy substance. A single bloom makes a stunning corsage. The arrangement of the flowers is quite unusual. The branching is low, and wide enough to prevent crowding. The lower blooms open first and when a few are out it looks like a huge spike of gladiolus. It is very effective in flower arrangements indoors. We think this is an innovation, perhaps a forerunner of a race of iris really practical for cut flowers. $10.00.|
|GLAD TIDINGS (Whiting '47). M. (Amitola x Copper Piece) x (Amaranth). Rich wax-yellow. Wide! Superb parent. Net $3.00. [Tell's Iris Gardens 1951].|
|From Cooley's Gardens, 1949: GLAD TIDINGS (Whiting, 1947) One of the most interesting of the new Irises - a unique wax-yellow, very closely branched so that it somewhat resembles a huge Gladiolus spike. Individual flowers are very large and ruffled, the substance amazingly heavy. Lower blossoms are the first to open, 34 inches.|
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