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From Milliken Iris Gardens catalog for 1937: “A reflection of the clear blue western skies in still, shining waters. The best of the many smooth blues obtained after years of progressive breeding along a particular line. The self color is about midway between the shades of darker Sierra Blue and lighter Pale Moonlight, yet it is really not a competitor of either. The firm wax-like texture and perfect finish, symmetry, and poise of the falls and standards are enhanced by a bright orange beard. The flowering stalks are straight, three to four-branched and from four to five feet tall. It combines a smoothness of finish that is unsurpassed, with the size and poise of Easter Morn.

From Oakhurst Gardens catalog for 1939: “A clear, pure blue self, like the reflection of the blue sky in the shinning waters. Waxy texture, perfect finish, symmetry and pose combine to make this the outstanding light blue iris. 46 in.”

From National Iris Gardens catalog for 1948: “M. 36 in. Clear light blue flower of good size and substance. *Light orange beard.” *Text is ‘light’, rather than ‘bright’.

(((Caterina x Marian Mohr) x California Blue) X (Uncle Remus x Moa)), HM 1934, AM 1936.

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Shining Waters

Essig, R. 1930 / I. 1933

Iris Class: Bearded
Bearded Class: Tall Bearded
Age: 1930-1939
Fall Color: Medium Blue
Standard Color: Medium Blue
Pattern: Self
Beard Color: Lemon/Light Yellow
Hybridizer: Essig
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