Linda, it's hard for me to say what gets my attention. Clarity of color? I'm hard to please when it comes to either white or yellow, yet, one of my all time favorite irises in the early years was 'Precious Moments!' A cream. To me, it wasn't just any cream. It was sheer perfection!
Then, I loved 'Speculator!' It's still one of my favorite yellows. It's the bright color coupled with the form. I made several efforts to combine the two, but it never quite worked for me. I still have seedlings that contain both.
<<I can't quite put my finger on what is different (?) about it. >>
From: Linda Mann <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Fri, 31 Oct 2008 9:31 am
Subject: [iris-photos] Re: HYB: working with oldies
Thanks Betty. Interesting that both you and Char have commented on the
color - it's very appealing to me as well, but I can't quite put my
finger on what is different (?) about it. It's a bit more pastel than
it looks in the photo - more the shade of SUNNY DISPOSITION. Probably
what's different is that it's near Nov! <g> HOM was blooming nearby -
not the same shade of yellow.