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■(IB) 'Light Cavalry'

1967, Jones

'Light Cavalry' (Bennett Jones, R. 1966). Seedling #I-27-1. IB, 18" (46 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class-RlD, Indian lake (Wilson 826/3) self with crimson hafts. 'Captain Gallant' X seedling #M114: (('Carpathia' x Lapham seedling #C46) x 'Red Rockette'). Jones 1967. Honorable Mention 1968; Award of Merit 1971.

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From AIS Bulletin #185 April 1967 Introducing LIGHT CAVALRy-Sdlg. (127-1 (CAPTAIN GALLANT X ((CARPATHIA X LAPHAM C46) X RED ROCKETTE)). Beautifully formed flower. Crimson lake, with crimson hafts. HC 1966. $7.50. Bennett Jones.
There was one particularly striking median, I-27-1, now named LIGHT CAVALRY, which Bennett is introducing in 1967. It is a flaring, deep, glowing maroon iris, standing about 14 inches high. It is nicely held, with closed standards and a velvety sheen all over the bloom. This outstanding iris has a brown beard, with just a tiny blue spot on the falls at the tip of the beard. This burgundy-maroon iris is from the red side rather than the purple; and is a median out of the well-known CAPTAIN GALLANT. [George A. Galer, “Bennett Jones’ Garden,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 184 (January 1967): 49.


Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

Hardiness Zones 4-8 for most varieties, Some cultivars tolerate colder, others tolerate warmer zones (please comment in comment box with your location if this cultivar grows well in zone 3, 4, 9, or 10.)
Exposure Prefers full sun for optimal performance, may still bloom in half-day shade
Water: Prefers well drained good garden soil, Tolerant of dry conditions in established plants, Intolerant of swampy conditions.
PH Prefers Neutral to basic solis 6.1 to 8.5, quite toleranr of more extreme conditions
Fertilizer Prefers rich conditions on relatively inorganic soils.

-- BobPries - 2011-03-07

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