From Cooley’s Iris Catalog 1957:
Bright glistening golden apricot, although it came from two flamingo pink seedlings. The color is most attractive and new, with great carrying power in the garden. Many of these new shades crop out in the offspring from pink parents. The flowers are very large with some ruffling, good form and a heavy brilliant tangerine beard. Early with 36″ stems.
HM AIS 1950; AM 1952.
From Lloyd Austin’s “Iris Color Guidebook 1963″ EM 36″ Quite often reblooms in Summer.Ideal for adding an entirely new color note to YOUR Iris Rainbow. Pleasingly fragrant. A splendid seed setter. Exceptionally fertile pollen.”
Provenance: Image 1 from garden of L Munro, Newfoundland NJ, 2015; iris from Blue Bird Iris Gardens 2014.