Seedling# 227. TB, height 38″ (97 cm). Midseason to late bloom. Color Class-Y1, butter-yellow self, white blaze, yellow horns ending in small spoons rise from deep-orange beard. ‘Bright Gem‘ X ‘Lemon Spoon‘. Rainbow 1965.
From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog 1965: SPOONED BLAZE (Austin ’65) ML-38″. In color on front cover. Standards and style crests of this beautifully formed Iris are a deep butter yellow, delightfully laced. Lacy edges of falls are the same, with an intricately lined white blaze in center; haft a deeper yellow with inconspicuous veining. Brilliant orange beards on semi-flaring falls, end in unbearded horns mostly topped with deep yellow spoons. Excellent substance; extra good pollen. Bright Gem X Lemon Spoon. Sdlg. #227. Reg. $30.00; on $40 order $22.50.