'Char-Maize' ( David Lyon, R. 1948) Seedling #44-24-2. TB. Early midseason bloom. Color Class-Y1L 'Snow Flurry' x 'Aztec Copper'. Seedling No. 44-24-2. Fragrant. High Commendation 1948; Honorable Mention 1949.
|From Lyons Irisland catalog, 1959: CHAR-MAIZE (Lyon '49) $1.50. CHAR-MAIZE (lyon '49) $1.50 A large flowered iris of exceptional merit. Fine in proportion and heavy of substance, delicately ruffled. The deep yellow sh~ws rich tones of chartreuse. Withstands degrees of heat and wind such as to wilt the average iris. 38". EM-LM. (Snow Flurry X Aztec Copper) A.M. '52 . Runner-up for Dykes Medal '54 and '55.|
|Char-Maize (Lyon '49) - "This is one iris that could be rated 100%. Has height, perfect form, heavy substance, perfect branching plus a color that is different, and does not melt in our hot sun, nor does it fade." [“Region 15, Varietal Comments,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 134 (July 1954): 71.]|
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