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■(TB) 'Cream Crest'

1959, Muhlestein

'Cream Crest' ( Muhlestein, R. 1958). Seedling 55-10. TB, 36" (91 cm), Early, midseason, late bloom. Color Class-Y1P, Cream self, hafts brushed lemon-yellow. (Seedling 49-30 x 'Yellow Tower') X (Seedling 49-30 x 'Spring Sunshine'). Mission Bell, Tell 1959. High Commendation 1958.

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From Tell’s Iris Gardens catalog, 1959: CREAM CREST (Tell Muhlestein). Early-Midseason-Late. 36 inches. (49-30, sister to Utah Cream, x Yellow Tower) X (49-30 x Spring Sunshine). Very wide cream self, hafts ruffled and smoothly brushed (not venied) lemon-yellow. Guested in three Region 14 gardens this received 15 votes for H. C. award in 1958 under number 55-10. $25.00
Tell's CREAM CREST has been a favorite of mine since its seedling days. A fabulous flower with broad petals and chic form, this iris is glowing ivory cream with a slight brushing of lemon-yellow at the haft. Substance, branching, and growth habits leave nothing to be desired. Melba Hamblen, "Honors, Review and Preview", A.I.S. Bulletin 164 (Jan. 1962): 14.
From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog 1965: CREAM CREST (Muhlestein '59) EML-36" A magnificent very wide cream self; haft ruffled, brushed lemon-yellow. Reblooms well in summer in Calif. Runner-up for the Fiorino d'Ora in Italy in '60; AM '61. (Sib. to Utah Cream x Yellow Tower) X (Sib. to Utah Cream x Spring Sunshine). Regularly $5.00; on $10 order $4.50; on $25 order $4.25.
"A truly fine new iris in a color class that could stand more attention. Large, nicely formed blossoms with tight standards and semiflaring falls, cream shading to pale gold at the heart of the flower. Nicely ruffled and with very good substance. The strong stalks are well branched." Lewis, Ralph and Helen, Irises We Liked, American Iris Society Bulletin, Vol. 164, January, 1962, p. 48.

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Topic revision: r14 - 17 Apr 2022, TLaurin
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