( E. Greig Lapham
, R. 1942) TB. Reblooms. Color Class-R4M. (( 'Rameses'
) x ( 'M. A. Porter'
)) x 'Red Ray
. Sunnyside Gardens 1945
. Honorable Mention A.I.S. 1947.
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| From Sunnyside Gardens catalog, 1945: PRIORITY — (Lapham, ’45). This is probably the first red fall blooming Iris. I saw it in Mr. Lapham’s garden last August, and we took a stalk of it to Chicago and showed it at the annual luncheon of Region 9. It is a rich, deep, almost pansy purple (quite red), from “M, A. Porter” x “Jerry.” Starts blooming late in September. A medium yellow-toned red, carrying nine blooms to the stalk. $5.00. ORIGINAL CATALOG DESCRIPTION.
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