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Hybridizer Lyman W. Cousins

London, Ontario, Canada

Cousins (1888-1973) was a printer with Wright Lithographers, Wellington Street in London, Ontario. His hybridizing years stretched between the early 1920s until 1963. (CIS-N v23 n4 p84-85) Space appeared to be a constant problem with his medium sized lot on Tecumseh Ave. Plants were grown in neighbour’s gardens, and likely at the Regent Street home of his friend, Everett O.Hall, a science teacher at Central Collegiate.[B] Both eventually arranged for more space on the Dickie farm west of Hyde Park village, northwest of London. 'Great Lakes' was to remain on the AIS Popularity Poll for 21 years, with only three or four other iris having a longer stay on that list. (CIS-N v22 n1 p19; v26 n4 pp82-84) Awards: AIS Bull.78 p3 July 1940. (Researched by Don McQueen)

Registrations/Introductions:

Tall Bearded: 'Canadaway', 'Great Lakes', 'June Quest', 'Midnight Sun', 'Regatta', 'Tundra', 'Vesper', 'Voyageur',

-- Main.RPries - 2012-05-18

REFERENCES:

https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/read/15337072/canadian-iris-society-cis-newsletter-e-clipse-technologies-inc
Topic revision: r5 - 23 Apr 2021, TLaurin
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