TB 36″ ML Y7D
From Cooley’s Gardens catalog for 1937: “The leading introduction from Sidney Mitchell during the past season, and the first iris of huge size with a definite orange tone. Taller even than Happy Days, and practically as large. The falls are ochraceous orange, with a yellow heart, and the standards are bright empire yellow, the beard orange-yellow.”
From Robert Wayman’s catalog for 1940: “Tie for Second choice Dykes Medal, 1939. One of the outstanding new introductions, giving us a new color break, a pure orange color not heretofore seen in an iris. The huge blossoms are of fine form and excellent substance and it is a prodigious bloomer.”
(Helios x yellow Sdlg. 9-17), HM 1936, AM 1937.