Desert Song

Orville Fay, R&I 1946
Iris Class:
Bearded
Bearded Class:
Tall Bearded
Age:
1940-1949
Fall Color:
Yellow
Standard Color:
Yellow
Pattern:
Self
Beard Color:
Lemon/Light Yellow
Hybridizer:
Fay

Full Description

TB 40″ M W4M

From Fay Gardens catalog for 1948: “The large, flaring and ruffled flowers are of nice proportion and bloom over a very long season. The flower is a cream self. The haft is clean and the beard is yellow. 40 inches tall. 1947 Symposium 100 Best.”

From Schreiner’s Iris Lover’s catalog for 1947: “Nicely proportioned cream iris of large size with a light airy ruffle. The flowers are a cream self, the standards a solid shade of primrose, the falls with a white flush. Clean haft, yellow beard. It brings to our garden the delectable shades of Sweet Alibi in a flower that thrives in our climate.”

From Cooley’s Gardens catalog for 1951: “New cream self, beautifully ruffled and with extra large flowers of excellent proportion. Texture is especially heavy and the flowers last a long time in either rain or heat. Stems reach a height of 3½ ft.”

From Wild’s of Missouri catalog for 1954: “40 in. Large beautifully formed blooms of cream, with broad standards and rounded flaring falls. A self with no haft markings and especially heavy substance. The flowers are evenly spaced on the well branched stalks.”

(Snow Flurry X Golden Eagle), HM 1946, AM 1949.