Moonlight Sonata

J. Stevens, 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:
Stevens J

Full Description

TB 35″ M Y1D

From the Stevens Bros. catalog for 1952-53: “A lovely lime yellow with a frosty sheen, the large, perfectly formed flowers of this delightful iris have an individuality whose character is hard to convey in words. The edges of the flared petals have a fine serrated frosting which lends a delicate enchantment to a flower of unusual grace. This variety has created quite a sensation in America as it is the only lime yellow without any green and is really distinct and different.”

From the 1954 Schreiner’s Iris Catalog: “A cool lemon to sulphur yellow, even to the beard. The originator describes it as lime without green. Note the illustration on page 34 which displays its most individual characteristic – the fine notching, or serration, on the petal edge.”

(Y sdlg x Claude Aureau) X (Golden Hind).