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(TB) 'Edward Lapham'

1942, Lapham

'Edward Lapham' (E. Greig Lapham, R. 1940) TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class R4D. slight fragrance. ('Omaha' x 'Jerry') x 'Rubeo'. Honorable Mention A.I.S. 1940.

1949 checklist citation: Bull. A.I.S. 78:3 July 1940.

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A red seedling, N-20, since named EDWARD LAPHAM, may possibly be more red than Red Gleam. At any rate, it is somewhat different in its color tones and is distinct enough to warrant introduction; in case it is introduced, it will rank certainly at the very top of the red list. [Junius P. Fishburn, "Survey of 1940 Iris Season", A.I.S. Bulletin 78 (July 1940): 48.]
The most outstanding red seedling I saw was numbered N-20, now named EDWARD LAPHAM. Mr. Lapham referred to this seedling as an improved Red Gleam. Upon close examination, I found it a trifle more red and with a yellower cast than Red Gleam, and the color had a little more brilliance and carrying quality. [William J. McKee, "Our President Travels", A.I.S. Bulletin 78 (Jul. 1940): 10.]
 
 
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