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■(BB) 'Gay Hussar'

1925, Williamson

'Gay Hussar' (E. B. Williamson, 1925). Midseason bloom; Color Code-Y9D. Unknown x seedling #50. Listed in Randolph, Garden Irises.

NOTE: Originally registered as IB.

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From Longfield Iris Farm catalog, 1929: Gay Hussar (Williamson No. 380, 1929). (Seedling on Williamson No. 50, pedigree lost). Tall Bearded. Height 24 inches, stalk low and well branched, 9 flowers, well spaced. Flowers medium, 3 inches high and 3-1/2 inches wide. Standards arching cupped; obovate; Lemon Chrome, claw heavily Maroon veined. Falls flaring; broadly wedge shaped; deep velvety Ox-blood Red, a narrow paler margin; haft heavily veined the same color; beard a little darker than Cadmium Yellow. Style branches the same color as the standards. The name for this variety was suggested by Mrs. Thura Hires. This is the most brilliant Variegata known to any of the numerous competent judges who have seen it in our garden. The falls have the substance of those of Dominion and are a solid velvety color. We believe this is the finest Variegata introduced up to this time and we recommend it unhesitatingly. It flowered first in 1924 and five years observation have confirmed our first impression. $5.00.

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