TB, 36″ (91 cm), Early midseason bloom. Goldenrod yellow self, strong green cast, blue blaze, caramel beard. ‘Snow Goddess’ X ‘Bang’. Ghio 1964.
FOREST MOON (Ghio ’64) (Snow Goddess X Bang).This cross has produced numerous fine offspring; it has been repeated many times with more seedlings to bloom this spring. FOREST MOON is an unusual color: a self of goldenrod yellow with a strong green cast. The blue blaze below the buttermilk beard adds a touch of the exotic to this iris. A 36″ well-branched stalk with many buds per socket gives FOREST MOON a long season of bloom. Very vigorous. $15.00. (Bay View, 1965).
FOREST MOON is just a one-year planting with one bloom stalk and 4 increases—for that I am thankful. The stalk is crooked but the 3 fully-opened blooms are a perfect triangle—heaven, man and earth arrangement. It has beautiful fluted form, standards as well as falls, so perfect and crisp. Its name fits the coloring to perfection—few more buds to open. Its form is just out of this world and I can just imagine what a clump will do for my garden next year. (Munn, 1965).