Fair Elaine

Mitchell, 1938
Iris Class:
Bearded
Bearded Class:
Tall Bearded
Age:
1930-1939
Fall Color:
Yellow
Standard Color:
Yellow
Pattern:
Bitone
Beard Color:
Orange/Deep Yellow
Hybridizer:
Mitchell SB
Rarity:
GG eligible - endangered

Full Description

TB 40″ M Y6D

From Cooley’s Gardens catalog for 1940: “Standards are almost cream while the falls are an emphatic shade of yellow set off with a fiery orange beard. This and Elsa Sass are truly distinct innovations in the field of yellow iris, now becoming so crowded.”

From Fairmount Gardens 1946: “I’he standards are palest¬† primrose (almost white) with golden yellow ‘falls lighter at the base. The sharp contrast of the standards and the falls gives the effect of a ¬† white and yellow bicoior.

From Schreiner’s Iris Lover’s catalog for 1947: “One of the loveliest in the yellow color class, an entrancing bitone. Fresh and alluring, a pale primrose to cream-white standard and blazing rich gold falls accentuated by a deep beard.”

From Lyon’s Irisland catalog for 1949: “Delightfully different, this bi-toned yellow with creamy white standards and rich yellow falls. Tall.”

(Happy Days X California Gold), HM 1939, AM 1940.