( Paul Cook
, R. 1940) TB. Late bloom. Color Class-R4L. fragrant. Seedling x 'E. B. Williamson'
. Longfield 1940. Honorable Mention 1941.
| 1949 Checklist citations: Bull. A.I.S. *78:53 July 1940 (illustration); H.M., A.I.S. 1941; Bull. A.I.S. *82:3. July 1941.
| LANCASTER A very interesting new iris. The color is light, rose red, with deeper lines on the falls. These lines are not like haft venations, but seem a part of the texture of the blossom. The flowers are large with very broad hafts, but are a little rough, giving an effect of sturdiness rather than of grace. The substance is good and the height medium, with excellent branching. -Jesse E. Wills, Nashville, Tenn. [Bull. A.I.S. *83:14. October 1941].
LANCASTER (Paul Cook, 1940) - Medium rose with good form and branching; falls very broad, considerable venation on haft, some striation extending a little beyond tip of beard. [Elis Nelson, "Varietal Notes on Red Irises," The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 110 (July 1948): 93.]
| A fine pink which could have more carrying power in the garden; seemed a trifle dull on a cloudy day. -Ralph M. Schroeder, Warrenburg, Ill. [Bull. A.I.S. 83:14. October 1941].
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