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From Schreiner’s Iris Lover’s catalog for 1947: “Outstanding and different. The brightness of this flower makes it outstanding from the color standpoint alone. A vivid, most brilliant smooth deep orange. Without question the finest orange iris we have. The flowers are large, wide petaled, classically formed and of very heavy substance. A brilliant piece of coloring. One of the outstanding iris.”

From Cooley’s Gardens catalog for 1948: “Here is an Iris the name of which is truly indicative of its rise to fame. An orange self, the standards pure deep chrome and the falls orange-chrome almost to the edge. There is a burnished finish on the falls which lends extra depth to the color. Ideal form, nice branching and grows three feet.”

From National Iris Gardens catalog for 1950: “Large wide-petaled Iris of brilliant orange-yellow. The falls are brushed bronze, beard orange. Very hardy and has as many as nine buds to a stalk.

From Marble Iris Gardens catalog for 1952: “An orange toned self with standards of pure deep chrome and falls of orange-chrome. Extra depth is lent to the color because of the burnished finish on the falls. The flowers are large, broad petaled and of firm substance. We suggest that you plant this Iris in partial shade as we have found it has a tendency to fade slightly in the very hot afternoon sun. This is an Iris we are happy to recommend.”

From Long’s Gardens catalog for 1955: “The standards are deepest chrome-yellow; the falls really orange almost to the edge. Domed standards, flaring falls and wide hafts.”

From Syllmar Gardens catalog for 1960: “Brilliant orange bi-color, falls deeper flushed orange-tan.”

((Sandalwood x Naranja) X Golden Spike), HM 1945, AM 1947.

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Whiting, 1945

Iris Class: Bearded
Bearded Class: Tall Bearded
Age: 1940-1949
Fall Color: Gold/Tan
Standard Color: Yellow
Pattern: Bitone
Beard Color: Orange/Deep Yellow
Hybridizer: Whiting
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