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■(TB) 'Radiant Light'

1965, Fay

'Radiant Light' (Orville Fay, R. 1963). Seedling# 62-7. TB, 33" (84 cm), Midseason bloom. Orange self; bright coral beard. 'Chinese Coral' X 'Prairie Blaze'. Moldovan 1965. High Commendation 1964; Honorable Mention 1966; Judges Choice 1967, 1968.

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From AIS Bulletin #177, April 1965. Introducing RADIANT LIGHT (Fay) ML 33" $35.00 net. Sdlg. 62-39 (Chinese Coral x Prairie Blaze). Acclaimed one of the finest orange-colored irises. Beautifully formed, ruffled orange self with subtle apricot and gold highlights. Flaunts a dazzling coral beard. Perfectly spaced flowers. Stock limited. HC '64. Moldovan's Gardens.
The vogue color of the day is "orange." There are many available, so which were the best this year? RADIANT LIGHT has been in the garden for years, and it never impressed us as it did this year. The form is great with some ruffling. The color is more apricot than orange, but have you seen a "Sunkist" orange iris yet? Unfortunately it is about the least vigorous iris of this class. [Joe Ghio, €œThe Eye of the Beholder,€ The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 199 (October 1970): 43-44.]
RADIANT LIGHT (Fay '65). "Probably the finest Fay orange to date. A very brilliant golden orange with the deep coral beard inherited from CHINESE CORAL and exhibiting very smooth texture and smooth even coloration. A vigorous growing variety in this area, with adequately branched stems. Holds on to fine form which seems absent in some of the newer oranges. RADIANT LIGHT does not always react favorably to Nebraska winters, but has bloomed two out of three seasons for me." [Roger R. Nelson (Wayne, Nebraska), An Extra Dimension€ The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 196, (January 1970): 9.]

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