■(IB) 'Light Cavalry'
, R. 1966). Seedling #I-27-1. IB, 18" (46 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class-RlD, Indian lake (Wilson 826/3) self with crimson hafts. 'Captain Gallant'
X seedling #M114: (('Carpathia'
x Lapham seedling #C46) x 'Red Rockette'
). Jones 1967.
| From AIS Bulletin #185 April 1967 Introducing LIGHT CAVALRy-Sdlg. (127-1 (CAPTAIN GALLANT X ((CARPATHIA X LAPHAM C46) X RED ROCKETTE)). Beautifully formed flower. Crimson lake, with crimson hafts. HC 1966. $7.50. Bennett Jones.
| There was one particularly striking median, I-27-1, now named LIGHT CAVALRY, which Bennett is introducing in 1967. It is a flaring, deep, glowing maroon iris, standing about 14 inches high. It is nicely held, with closed standards and a velvety sheen all over the bloom. This outstanding iris has a brown beard, with just a tiny blue spot on the falls at the tip of the beard. This burgundy-maroon iris is from the red side rather than the purple; and is a median out of the well-known CAPTAIN GALLANT. [George A. Galer, “Bennett Jones’ Garden,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 184 (January 1967): 49.
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