(Sir Michael Foster
, 1913) TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class B1L. I. cypriana
x unknown. High Commendation, Royal Horticultural Society 1916
| Wallace 1913; 1934
| From Wing Seed catalog, 1919: CRUSADER — (Foster.) S. a light shade, F. a deep shade of clear violet-blue; beard orange-yellow. Flowers very large, broad-petaled, of very heavy texture. Erect growing and free flowering. Three and one-half feet. One of the finest of the Foster hybrids. $2.50.
| Wasserman 1938; Rowan 1938; Katkameir 1939
| The Garden 21 June 1919; black & white image
| From Movilla Gardens catalog, 1921: CRUSADER. (Foster 1913.) H. C., N. H. F. 1916. S. light blue; F. deep violet-blue, with orange-yellow beard. Splendid color and form. One of the most beautiful of all Iris, but not a good grower. 42 inches.
| From H. P. Simpson catalog, 1922: CRUSADER (Foster, 1913) F. deep violet-blue with paler standards. The introducer claims this to be the finest of all blue irises. Splendid form; reported to be a slow grower by some. Starred variety. Price $3.00 and $4.00.
| Sheets 1928
| Thimlar 1932
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