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(TB) 'Edward Lapham'

1942, Lapham

'Edward Lapham' (E. Greig Lapham, R. 1940) Sdlg. N-20. TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class R4D. slight fragrance. ('Omaha' x 'Jerry') x 'Rubeo'. Honorable Mention 1940.

1949 checklist citation: Bull. A.I.S. 78:3 July 1940.

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From Carl Salbach catalog 1943: EDWARD LAPHAM (Lapham 1942). An iris that comes nearest to being real red than any iris ever offered. Most iris in the red shades are two-toned and have other markings that do not add to their beauty. Edward Lapham is a true crimson self. Not large but very effective in the garden. Mid-season. 32". $17.00.
A red seedling, N-20, since named EDWARD LAPHAM, may possibly be more red than Red Gleam. At any rate, it is somewhat different in its color tones and is distinct enough to warrant introduction; in case it is introduced, it will rank certainly at the very top of the red list. Junius P. Fishburn, "Survey of 1940 Iris Season", A.I.S. Bulletin 78_(July 1940): 48.
The most outstanding red seedling I saw was numbered N-20, now named EDWARD LAPHAM. Mr. Lapham referred to this seedling as an improved Red Gleam. Upon close examination, I found it a trifle more red and with a yellower cast than Red Gleam, and the color had a little more brilliance and carrying quality. William J. McKee, "Our President Travels", A.I.S. Bulletin 78 (Jul. 1940): 10.
EDWARD LAPHAM (Lapham, 1942) - Crimson red, flower relatively small, color dull in standards, falls rich red with good sheen, haft almost without venation. [Elis Nelson, "Varietal Notes on Red Irises," The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 110 (July 1948): 92.]
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