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■(TB) 'Lighthouse'

1936, Salbach

'Lighthouse' (Carl Salbach, 1936). TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-S9M. Light maroon to old wine backlit with yellow; beards bright orange; slight fragrance. 'Hélios' X 'Rameses'. Salbach 1936.

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From Carl Salbach catalog 1936: Lighthouse (Salbach 1936). A fine bold iris given its name because the whole center of the flower lights up as if there were an electric light bulb hidden among tho style branches. Standards old rose (Ridgway) except for the gold that lights the whole bottom-central portion of the standards. The "lighthouse" effect is increased by the gold of the beard and style branches. Falls slightly redder than the standards, being rose-red (Eugenia red by Ridgway). Unquestionably bound for real popularity due to its entrancing contrast of colors. Decidedly distinct, very showy,and the color combination is exquisite. Large, well branched, and with standards well domed. Falls flaring and substance heavy . Ranks with Radiant, Neon, Brunhilde, and Dark Knight as one of the very finest Carl Balbach iris creations. Stock limited, not more than one to a customer. Late blooming. 36-inch. $15.00.
From Milliken Iris Gardens catalog, 1940: LIGHTHOUSE (Salbach) A very showy, bold iris with standards of old rose and falls of copper-red. The base of the standards and the styles are golden and this, together with the golden beard, light up the center of the flower and suggest the name. A late blooming, hardy iris having large semi-flaring flowers on strong stems. 3 feet. $3.50.
In the deeper tones of rose, I would want LIGHTHOUSE (20), which is still one of the best iris regardless of price; and as a still deeper rose, I have always liked 'MONADNOCK' (21). These two are not fast increasers, and are a little late, but both have fine bloom every year on good, well-branched stalks. Wills, Jesse, (1943). Older Iris I Would Buy Again, American Iris Society Bulletin, 89 (April 1943), 15-16.

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IMG_6500.jpgjpg IMG_6500.jpg manage 74 K 17 Feb 2017 - 17:25 Main.davepote Taken in Doris Rebert's garden 2015, Westminster, MD
Lighthouse12BHI.jpgjpg Lighthouse12BHI.jpg manage 63 K 24 Apr 2012 - 13:48 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
LighthouseBHI.JPGJPG LighthouseBHI.JPG manage 160 K 19 Nov 2011 - 15:39 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
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lighthouse01.JPGJPG lighthouse01.JPG manage 75 K 06 Nov 2014 - 15:31 Main.TLaurin Photo by Kathryn Mohr
lighthouse1.JPGJPG lighthouse1.JPG manage 329 K 02 Jul 2016 - 01:22 Main.TLaurin Photo by K. Brewitt-taken at 2016 AIS Convention
lighthouse2-jb.jpgjpg lighthouse2-jb.jpg manage 30 K 20 Feb 2013 - 02:15 Main.Harloiris photo by Mike Unser
lighthouse5-07.jpgjpg lighthouse5-07.jpg manage 42 K 05 Apr 2015 - 15:51 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
lighthouse6-07.jpgjpg lighthouse6-07.jpg manage 144 K 05 Apr 2015 - 15:51 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
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