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■(TB) 'Chivalry'

1944, Wills

'Chivalry' (Jesse Wills, R. 1943). TB, Midseason bloom, Height: 36". Color Class B1M. Medium blue Self. 'Missouri' X 'Great Lakes'. Wills, Fairmount 1944. Honorable Mention 1944; Award of Merit 1946; American Dykes Medal 1947.

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Introductory catalog description from Fairmount Gardens, 1944.

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1949 Checklist citations: Bull. A.I.S. 94:3 August 1944; Bull. A.I.S. 106:125 July 1947
Wills, Jesse E., "Nashville's Iris Season." AIS Bulletin No. 90 (Jul 1943); pg. 10: Three seedlings in my garden were named this year. No, 191-1-41, MISSOURI X GREAT LAKES, was registered as CHIVALRY. It is a medium blue, broad hafted, ruffled flower, with flaring falls. It bloomed for the first time in 1941. In 1942 it was good, but short, as were many other plants [due to extreme cold weather], but this year it came up in height again.
Ranking high among survivors of the past is CHIVALRY. Introduced by Jesse Wills, in 1944, it skyrocketed to fame and immortality, winning the Dykes Medal in 1947 and maintaining a position on the Symposium since 1945. As a forerunner of good things to come, CHIVALRY fulfilled its destiny, bringing substance, ruffling, and improved form into the blues. Probably no other iris, with the possible exception of 'Snow Flurry', has been a parent so often; and, undoubtedly no other cross has been repeated as many times, or as advantageously, as SNOW FLURRY X CHIVALRY. Mrs. J. R. Hamblen, "Drama of Progress", A.I.S. Bulletin 161 (April 1961): 9.
"Chivalry appears to be the most highly rated iris in America at the moment. As I saw it it was not well placed and I was not impressed with the colour which seemed thick and inky." Gwendolyn Anley, (England), “American Irises in English Gardens,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 107, “Iris Ramblings” (October 1947): 7.
CHIVALRY (Wills, 1944): A finished iris of excellent form, slightly ruffled metallic blue. Schirmer. One of the outstanding iris of the year. Calif. “Varietal Comments” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 103, (October 1946): 60.


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 - 21 Apr 2019

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-- KentPfeiffer - 2010-06-06
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Chivalry.Fairmount Gardens 1944.jpgjpg Chivalry.Fairmount Gardens 1944.jpg manage 185 K 25 Mar 2024 - 13:40 Main.davepote Scanned by David Potembski from Fairmount Gardens catalog for 1944, p. 3.
Chivalry01.jpgjpg Chivalry01.jpg manage 83 K 10 Dec 2014 - 21:17 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Chivalry02.jpgjpg Chivalry02.jpg manage 72 K 02 Jun 2014 - 15:36 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
Chivalry03.jpgjpg Chivalry03.jpg manage 63 K 02 Jun 2014 - 15:37 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
Chivalry11.JPGJPG Chivalry11.JPG manage 81 K 13 Aug 2021 - 18:50 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Chivalry12BHI.jpgjpg Chivalry12BHI.jpg manage 66 K 15 Apr 2012 - 18:28 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
ChivalryN.jpgjpg ChivalryN.jpg manage 30 K 21 Oct 2011 - 19:36 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
ChivalryWills43.JPGJPG ChivalryWills43.JPG manage 70 K 06 Jun 2010 - 14:38 KentPfeiffer Picture taken at the Sass Memorial Garden near Ashland, Nebraska
ChivalryWills43akp.JPGJPG ChivalryWills43akp.JPG manage 55 K 12 Jan 2011 - 19:50 KentPfeiffer Taken at the Sass Memorial Garden near Ashland, Nebraska on May 17, 2010
Chivalry_hist.jpgjpg Chivalry_hist.jpg manage 33 K 12 Nov 2010 - 23:58 UnknownUser Courtesy of Mike Lowe from original HIPS website
chilvary02.jpgjpg chilvary02.jpg manage 161 K 06 Apr 2017 - 03:16 Main.TLaurin Photo by Ross Eagles-Diversity Acres
chivalry01.jpgjpg chivalry01.jpg manage 23 K 12 Sep 2014 - 02:40 Main.TLaurin Photo by Seagate Irises-United Kingdom
chivalry07.JPGJPG chivalry07.JPG manage 219 K 24 Feb 2020 - 15:38 Main.TLaurin Photo by Rene Martin-France
chivalry08.JPGJPG chivalry08.JPG manage 211 K 24 Feb 2020 - 15:37 Main.TLaurin Photo by Rene Martin-France
chivalry09.JPGJPG chivalry09.JPG manage 216 K 24 Feb 2020 - 15:35 Main.TLaurin Photo by Rene Martin-France
chivalry1.JPGJPG chivalry1.JPG manage 661 K 20 Jun 2018 - 02:15 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen-taken at the Royal Botanical Gardens-Hamilton,Ontario,Canada
chivalry2.JPGJPG chivalry2.JPG manage 760 K 25 Feb 2019 - 16:00 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen-taken at Royal Botanical Garden-Hamilton-Ontario-Canada
chivalry3.JPGJPG chivalry3.JPG manage 301 K 25 Feb 2019 - 16:02 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen-taken at Royal Botanical Garden-Hamilton-Ontario-Canada
chivalry9.JPGJPG chivalry9.JPG manage 463 K 13 Oct 2020 - 02:50 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1949 Schreiners catalogue by Terry Laurin
chivarlry5.JPGJPG chivarlry5.JPG manage 151 K 27 Jun 2023 - 19:28 Main.TLaurin Photo by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-Canada-taken May 1982
Topic revision: r44 - 25 Mar 2024, davepote
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