'Real Delight' (Donald G. Waters, R. 1958). Seedling# FW-156. TB, 36" (91 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class-YO4P, Standards pink shaded deep apricot; falls deep cream, edged same as standards; red beard. 'Frances Kent' X 'Top Flight'. Schreiner 1960.
Awards: High Commendation 1958; Honorable Mention 1960; Judges' Choice 1961.
From Schreiner's Catalog for 1960: REAL DELIGHT (Waters 1960) M. 38". This glorified derivative of Frances Kent is distiguished by a greater intensification of coloring througout than is possessed by its illustrious parent. There is a pleasing combination of blush-pink concentrated in the central part of the standards while the falls have a delicious apricot or peach sherbert coloring intensifying toward the haft and reflecting, as it were, the tangerine beard. In the recess of the flower there is a cool whisper of chartreuse that no color film seems able to catch. A very subtle iridescent iris, full of exquisite nuances. Our color picture, at right, only begins to show the great charm of this lovely iris. HC'58. $25.00.
From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog for 1964: REAL DELIGHT (Waters '60) EM-38". A unique, appealing new color combination. Standards apricot-salmon, somewhat ruffled and folded back at edges. Falls light salmon-yellow becoming salmon at haft around a red-tangerine beard. White signal at end of beard. HM'60, JC'61. Frances Kent X Top Flight. Regularly $7.50; on $10 order $6.40; on $25 order $5.65.
|From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog 1964: REAL DELIGHT (Waters '60) EM-38". A unique, appealing new color combination. Standards apricot-salmon, somewhat ruffled and folded back at edges. Falls light salmon-yellow becoming salmon at haft around a red-tangerine beard. White signal at end of beard. HM'60, JC'61. Frances Kent X Top Flight. Regularly $7.50; on $10 order $6.40; on $25 order $5.65.|
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