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(TB) 'Lightning Ridge'

1966, Brown ■ 'Lightning Ridge' (Opal Brown, R. 1965). Seedling# 4-7A20. TB, 33" (84 cm), Early midseason bloom. Standards pale peach with flush of rose at base of midribs; falls imperial violet (Wilson 33/2), with blue blush below bright poppy red beard. 'Pipes Of Pan' X 'Arctic Flame'. Brown's Sunnyhill Gardens 1966. High Commendation 1965; Honorable Mention 1967; Judges Choice 1968; Award of Merit 1970.

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From AIS Bulletin #181 April 1966. Introducing LIGHTNING RIDGE (0. L. Brown '66) 34". The exciting color combo of this ruffled beauty will add glamour to every garden. Peachpink standards, rosy-violet falls with vivid red beard. Superbly branched stalks. HC '65. Net $30.00. Brown's sunnyhill Garden.
LIGHTNING RIDGE (O. Brown '66). "The truly exotic, provocative new arrival in this category. Peach-pink standards with an orchid flush at the base, and broad falls of rosy red-violet with a light blue area near the most startling poppy red beard. This variety will be the tallest, finest branched "crowd-stopper" in the landscape. A bold dashing beauty with emphasis on impact in the garden that has shown me no evident faults." [Roger R. Nelson (Wayne, Nebraska), An Extra Dimension The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 196, (January 1970): 9.]
 


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LightningRidge12BHI.jpgjpg LightningRidge12BHI.jpg manage 90 K 24 Apr 2012 - 13:52 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
LightningRidgeBHI.JPGJPG LightningRidgeBHI.JPG manage 128 K 19 Nov 2011 - 15:40 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
lightningridge02.jpgjpg lightningridge02.jpg manage 101 K 11 Jun 2014 - 02:53 Main.TLaurin Photo by Rosalie Figge
lightningridge99.JPGJPG lightningridge99.JPG manage 63 K 29 May 2014 - 19:43 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
Topic revision: r16 - 23 Apr 2018, Betsy881
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