New Moon

N. Sexton, R&I 1968
Iris Class:
Bearded
Bearded Class:
Tall Bearded
Age:
1960-1969
Fall Color:
Yellow
Standard Color:
Yellow
Pattern:
Self
Beard Color:
Orange/Deep Yellow
Hybridizer:
Sexton N

Full Description

TB 36″ M

From Schreiner’s Iris Lover’s catalog for 1973: “A memorable, large, very smooth finished big lemon yellow with a self beard. Beautiful form with broad, heavily substanced petals that have a lot of ruffling to give it class. Well branched. Big and bold as a new moon.”

From Melrose Gardens catalog for 1974: “This iris may outsize that old giant of the past, Spring Sunshine. It is a simply huge light to medium yellow with lighter areas in the falls and lots of ruffling to give it class.”

(Moon River X New Frontier), HM 1969, AM 1971, Dykes Medal 1973.