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■(TB) 'Chivalry'

1944, Wills

'Chivalry' (Jesse Wills, R. 1943). TB, Midseason bloom. Color Class B1M. Medium blue Self. 'Missouri' X 'Great Lakes'. Wills 1944. Honorable Mention 1944; Award of Merit 1946; American Dykes Medal 1947.

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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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-- KentPfeiffer - 2010-06-06
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Chivalry01.jpgjpg Chivalry01.jpg manage 83 K 10 Dec 2014 - 21:17 Main.TLaurin Photo by Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Chivalry02.jpgjpg Chivalry02.jpg manage 72 K 02 Jun 2014 - 15:36 Main.TLaurin Photo by Rosalie Figge
Chivalry03.jpgjpg Chivalry03.jpg manage 63 K 02 Jun 2014 - 15:37 Main.TLaurin Photo by Rosalie Figge
Chivalry12BHI.jpgjpg Chivalry12BHI.jpg manage 66 K 15 Apr 2012 - 18:28 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
ChivalryN.jpgjpg ChivalryN.jpg manage 30 K 21 Oct 2011 - 19:36 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
ChivalryWills43.JPGJPG ChivalryWills43.JPG manage 70 K 06 Jun 2010 - 14:38 KentPfeiffer Picture taken at the Sass Memorial Garden near Ashland, Nebraska
ChivalryWills43akp.JPGJPG ChivalryWills43akp.JPG manage 55 K 12 Jan 2011 - 19:50 KentPfeiffer Taken at the Sass Memorial Garden near Ashland, Nebraska on May 17, 2010
Chivalry_hist.jpgjpg Chivalry_hist.jpg manage 33 K 12 Nov 2010 - 23:58 UnknownUser Courtesy of Mike Lowe from original HIPS website
chilvary02.jpgjpg chilvary02.jpg manage 161 K 06 Apr 2017 - 03:16 Main.TLaurin Photo by Diversity Acres
chivalry01.jpgjpg chivalry01.jpg manage 23 K 12 Sep 2014 - 02:40 Main.TLaurin Photo by Seagate Irises-United Kingdom
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Topic revision: r31 - 20 Jun 2018, TLaurin
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