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Hybridizer Jesse Ely Wills (1899-1977)

Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Iris breeder; received the American Iris Society Hybridizer Award in 1954, British Iris Society Foster Memorial Plaque in 1961(article in attachments).

Registrations/introductions:

Tall Bearded: 'Alembic' 1964, 'Antipodes', 'Banners Royal' 1971, 'Battle Honors' 1970, 'Battle Morn', 'Belle Meade' 1952, 'Blue Serene' 1953, 'Brave Show' 1959, 'Bright Herald' 1964, 'Bronze Armor' 1957, 'Carillon', 'Carnton' 1955, 'Centurion', 'Chicamauga', 'Chisca', 'Chivalry', 'Cumberland', 'Dalliance', 'Dardanian' 1960, 'Darien' 1956, 'Devoir' 1953, 'Donelson', 'Drum Beat', 'Dunailie', 'Eden Morn', 'Fair Morn', 'Far Hills', 'Fealty', 'Firedrake' 1966, 'Flying Cloud', 'Glacier Gold' 1964, 'Gold Chevrons', 'Gramercy', 'Harpeth Waters', ' 'Heart's Desire', 'Hindu Queen','Homage', 'Ivory Work' 1955, 'Janizary', 'Kings Mountain' 1962, 'KrimTartary', 'Largesse' 1955, 'Lebanon Wood', 'Meade Haven', 'Miss Diane', 'Nashborough' 1957, 'Natchez Trace' 1969, 'Orenda' 1962, 'Pink Shadows' 1956, 'Pleasance', 'Porto Bello' 1966, 'Prologue', 'Rapunzel', 'Red Fealty', 'Red Gallantry', 'Redgauntlet', 'Red Reveller', 'Right Royal' 1954, 'Rose Garland' 1954, 'Rose Kingdom', 'Rose Tribute' 1959, 'Round Dance' 1970, 'Royanah', 'Russet Wings', 'Sandilands', 'Scimitar' 1954, 'Shiloh' 1954, 'Shining Mark', 'Shining Moment' 1970, 'Sidonian', 'Silver Flame' 1953 'Silvergilt' 1962, 'Snow Crystal', 'Snow Tracery' 1959, 'Soft Answer' 1953, 'Spanish Main' 1955, 'Spring Fever', 'Spring Madrigal', 'Star Captain', 'Starfire' 1954, 'Star Shine', 'Sun Dial', 'Tellico', 'Toasted Macaroon', 'Tournament', 'Triskelion' 1973, 'True Love', 'Vigil', 'Virelay', 'Wave Crest', 'Well Content' 1954, 'Western Star', 'Winter Light' 1966.

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-- Main.RPries - 2012-05-18
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I AttachmentSorted ascending Action Size Date Who Comment
Jesse Wills.jpgjpg Jesse Wills.jpg manage 341 K 30 Jan 2020 - 12:38 Main.davepote From AIS Bulletin #106 (July 1947): 3.
JesseWills (1).jpgjpg JesseWills (1).jpg manage 46 K 28 Dec 2018 - 22:36 Main.davepote AIS Bulletin 227(Fall 1977): 11. Jesse Wills at an AIS convention.
Jessie Wills Foster Plaque.pdfpdf Jessie Wills Foster Plaque.pdf manage 921 K 14 Jul 2020 - 12:26 Main.davepote Exported from AIS Bulletin #163(Oct 1961), pp 23-26.
Topic revision: r15 - 14 Jul 2020, davepote
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