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(TB) 'Celestial Sunlight'

1960, Reckamp

'Celestial Sunlight' (Bro. Charles Reckamp, R. 1960). Seedling# 55-25. TB, 34" (86 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class Y1, Yellow self, small light area at tip of beard. Seedling# 51-51 X 'Enchanted Pink'. Mission Gardens 1960. Honorable Mention 1961.

'Celestial Sunlight' was 12th runner-up for an Award of Merit in 1966 with 57 votes.

See below:

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References:

American Iris Society. (1967). Awards of the American Iris Society, 1966. Bulletin of the American Iris Society, 183(October 1966), 13).
Mission Gardens (1960). Nursery Catalog. CELESTIAL SUNLIGHT (Seeding No. 55-25). A clear medium yellow iris with a small lighter area near the tip of the beard. The beard is bright yellow. The falls flare gracefully; the standards and falls are beautifully ruffled. The stems are straight, of medium height with exceptionally good branching and flower placement, - qualities which are often lacking in yellow iris. The beautiful ruffling of standards and falls give Celestial Sunlight a special charm and personality that should please every iris lover. $20.00. (Mission Gardens, 1960) American Iris Society Iris Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://wiki.irises.org/Hist/NurseriesMissionGardens.
Roberts, E. (1964). Taped Commentary on Fay Garden: "Celestial Sunlight (Bro. Charles '60) was one of the best blooming clumps in the bed with seven stalks carrying two to three open flowers each. This is a pale recessive-type lemon with a white blaze at the end of the lemon beard. Flowers are well formed, lightly ruffled; about eight flowers on three well-spaced branches. The foliage was a nice medium green, stalks well above the leaves." American Iris Society Bulletin 174(July 1964), 48. Article can be retrieved from http://emembers.irises.org/BulletinArchive/1960-69/1964_07_AIS.pdf. Subscription required.


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