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From Schreiner’s Iris Lover’s catalog for 1952: “You probably have admired the beautiful, indescribable tints of the last twilight rays of the evening sky many times. This Iris embodies these shades in an unusual coalition of pearly blue and deep cream and white with an overall iridescent gleam. A very subtle pastel of wonderful carriage and poise.”

From Syllmar Gardens catalog for 1956: “A blending of deep cream white and pearly blue, creating an iridescent sheen that is both novel and beautiful. The deep cream standards are broad and domed. The white flaring falls have a cast of blue and edging of the same color as the standards. Firm substanced blooms.”

From Cooley’s Gardens catalog for 1958: “Subtle pastel shades of cream, buff, and muted blue, blended into a pearly combination for those who like soft colors. Falls flare out horizontally and the branching is wide, giving it a reputation as ‘the Iris of most perfect form’.”

From Iris Test Gardens catalog for 1959: “Deep cream, white and pearly blue are so skillfully combined that the flower has the iridescent gleam of lustrous pearls. The deep cream or buff-yellow standards are broad and domed, the white flaring falls have a suggestion of blue in the center and an edging of the same color as the standards. Very firm substanced flowers and exceptionally sturdy well branched stalks. It has great distinction both in quality of flower and arrangement of color.”

From Marble Iris Gardens catalog for 1962: “Soft pastel shades of cream, buff, and muted blue, blended into a pearly combination. The falls flare out horizontally and the branching is wide. This is an Iris that never succumbs to the elements and has great distinction in both quality of bloom and arrangement of color.”

((Hermitage x Hernani) X Song of Gold), HM 1949, AM 1951.

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Star Shine

Wills, 1947

Iris Class: Bearded
Bearded Class: Tall Bearded
Age: 1940-1949
Fall Color: Cream/Buff
Standard Color: Cream/Buff
Pattern: Blend
Beard Color: Lemon/Light Yellow
Hybridizer: Wills
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