( Jesse Wills
, R. 1943). TB, Midseason bloom. Color Class B1M. Medium blue Self. 'Missouri'
X 'Great Lakes'
. Wills 1944. Honorable Mention AIS 1944; Award of Merit AIS 1946; American Dykes Medal 1947
| Awaiting original catalog description
| 1949 Checklist citations: Bull. A.I.S. 94:3 August 1944; Bull. A.I.S. 106:125 July 1947
| Ranking high among survivors of the past is CHIVALRY. Introduced by Jesse Wills, in 1944, it skyrocketed to fame and immortality, winning the Dykes Medal in 1947 and maintaining a position on the Symposium since 1945. As a forerunner of good things to come, CHIVALRY fulfilled its destiny, bringing substance, ruffling, and improved form into the blues. Probably no other iris, with the possible exception of 'Snow Flurry, has been a parent so often; and, undoubtedly no other cross has been repeated as many times, or as advantageously, as SNOW FLURRY X CHIVALRY. [Mrs. J. R. Hamblen, "Drama of Progress", A.I.S. Bulletin 161 (April 1961): 9.]
| "Chivalry appears to be the most highly rated iris in America at the moment. As I saw it it was not well placed and I was not impressed with the colour which seemed thick and inky." [Gwendolyn Anley, (England), “American Irises in English Gardens,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 107, “Iris Ramblings” (October 1947): 7.]
| CHIVALRY (Wills, 1944): A finished his of excellent form, slightly ruffled metallic blue. Schirmer.; One of the outstanding iris of the year. Calif. [“Varietal Comments” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 103, (October 1946): 60.1
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