TB 40″ M Y3L
From Cayeux et LeClerc catalog for 1930: “When flowered for the first time, this Iris has been a great surprise, as it marked and enormous stride in the long wanted large flowering yellows. In this variety the wide standards pure lemon-yellow are peculiarly well formed, the falls of same tone are delicately reticulated very light brown and clear purplish-rose almost invisible as the flower open. Beard golden-yellow, throat of the style flushed cream. A strong vigorous plant. Height over 3 feet.”
From Longfield Iris Farm catalog for 1936: “Special Award P.I.C. Enormous wide-petaled flowers of perfect form and fine substance. S. pure lemon yellow; F. same delicately penciled clear rose purple which gives the flower a most artistic and sketchy effect. 40 inches.”
From Linwood Iris Gardens 1036 “Enormous well formed flowers of luminous soft lemon yellow. Tall strong stems, vigourous and free flowering, having excellent substance.One of the largest as well as the lovliest. Superfine. Each .65.”
From National Iris Gardens catalog for 1936: “The yellow variety which we recommend to our customers. Enormous (one of the largest) wide-petaled flowers. S. pure lemon yellow with F. the same, but delicately penciled in rose. Because of its great beauty it received a special award in Paris. This is the yellow you want for your garden.”
From Carl Salbach Iris catalog for 1938: “One of the really fine yellows. A big, luminous pale yellow, almost as large as W. R. Dykes, but a bit paler in color. Fine form and finish, with delicate light brown lining on the falls, which, however is so faint as to be almost invisible when the flower is open. A most vigorous grower, free blooming. An excellent variety for use in hybridizing. C.C. And prize as one of the three best iris of 1929.”
From Robert Wayman’s catalog for 1940: “Awarded a Certificate of Merit, also a special prize of the National Horticultural Society of France, where it originated. Sensational soft lemon-yellow flowers of enormous size and smooth polished ivory finish.”
(Claude Monet X Clementine Croutel), CM & Special Prize SNHF 1929.
Provenance: Photo from Presby Iris Gardens, Montclair NJ, circa 2002 by L Munro.; Iris is a long term resident of Presby.