(TB) 'Lightning Ridge'
, 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.
| 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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