■(TB) 'Captain Gallant'
, R. 1957). Seedling# 555-H-57. TB, 36" (91 cm). Early to late bloom. Color Class-R1, Red self, on orange side, no purple; orange-brown beard. Tompkins seedling# 52-107 X 'Privateer'
. Schmelzer 1959. High Commendation 1958; Cook-Lapham Cup 1963.
| From AIS Bulletin #153, April 1959: Introduction: CAPTAIN GALLANT-THE RED IRIS that IS red thruout. A complete self in rich deep red, with no purple influence at all, there are no haft markings or any other color to detract, even the beard blends perfectly. Very broad standards are ruffled and firmly held; the ruffled semi-flaring falls are wide at the haft and rather pointed at the bottom. Gorgeous, huge blooms of extra heavy substance that do not burn regardless of heat or hot winds. Perfect branching on thirty-seven and one half-inch stalks. Very long blooming season and a fast increaser. H.C. 1958. "The finest red iris in existence" and "The first true improvement in red iris since The Red Douglas" are the remarks of the dealers who have seen this absolutely sensational red iris. $30.00. SCHMELZER'S GARDEN.
| From Cooley's Gardens catalog for 1963: "This brand new red has probably more advanced fanfare than any other in its color class. Several breeders of today's finest reds have told us, after seeing it, that it is probably the finest red to date. The introducer calls it 'the red Iris that is red throughout, with no purple marks and no haft markings.' Huge in size and holds its color in heat or wind.
Quick Summary of Cultural Directions
| FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION
| Hardiness Zones 4-8 for most varieties, Some cultivars tolerate colder, others tolerate warmer zones (please comment in comment box with your location if this cultivar grows well in zone 3, 4, 9, or 10.)
| Exposure Prefers full sun for optimal performance, may still bloom in half-day shade
| Water: Prefers well drained good garden soil, Tolerant of dry conditions in established plants, Intolerant of swampy conditions.
| PH Prefers Neutral to basic solis 6.1 to 8.5, quite toleranr of more extreme conditions
| Fertilizer Prefers rich conditions on relatively inorganic soils.
- 21 Apr 2019
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