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Hybridizer F. Cleveland Morgan --(1882-1962)

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Morgan (1882-1962) was a Canadian breeder of Siberian and Tall Bearded irises. He was one of the founding members of the American Iris Society in 1920. (CIS-N v22n3p71) One of his best seedlings was 'Mount Royal', which, in 1930, was the first Canadian TB to win an AM from the Royal Horticultural Society of England. (CIS-N v22 n1 p18). The Morgan Award for Siberian Irises and its successor, the Morgan-Wood Medal, are named in his honor. Morgan was awarded the American Iris Society Hybridizer Award in 1950.

Registrations/Introductions:

Siberian: 'Caesar', 'Caesar's Brother', 'Quebec', 'Tropic Night'.

Tall Bearded: 'Hochelaga', 'Lorraine Morgan', 'Montreal', 'Mount Royal'.

-- Main.RPries - 2012-02-21
Topic revision: r6 - 24 Apr 2021, TLaurin
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