Late midseason bloom. Color Class Y5, Light buff-yellow self. ‘Happy Birthday’ X ‘Horned Papa’. Rainbow 1961.
From Lloyd Austin’s ‘Iris Color Guidebook – 1962’ “Decorator’s delight, for here the artistic touch has been achieved by evolution of a form taht, while pleasingly variable, frequently produces flowers with highly ornamental fringed spoons, as may be seen in color on front cover. Sometimes spoons become narrow and horn like, on the other hand, this new variety that is so fascinating to watch thru its long blooming season, may occasionally splurge with production of full grown flounces,much like those in picture of Flounced Loveliness. You’ll be out early each morning to see what it is up to now. An exceedingly fast increaser; rhizomes rather small. fabulously fertile both ways and very productive of wonderful flounced seedlings.47 chromosomes.”