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(Spx) 'Banzai'

1921, Chapman

'Banzai' (Chapman, 1921) Subgenus Xiphium; Dutch Iris

The Garden p.283, June 14, 1921

Iris Banzai. – This handsome Iris is of Dutch origin and is really an improved Spanish Iris. The plum coloured standards above yellow falls which have golden centres make a striking flower. Shown by Mr. Chapman.

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Journal of The Royal Horticultural Society, 1922 To Iris 'Banzai' (votes 17 for), from Messrs. H. Chapman, Rye. This handsome Iris resembles a much improved Spanish Iris, and has whitish standards and yellow falls broadly blotched with gold.
Gardeners Chronicles 3rd. Ser. 69: 261. 28 May 1921
Award of Merit R.H.S. 1921

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