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■(TB) 'Valiant'

1937, Sturtevant

'Valiant' (Grace Sturtevant, R. 1937) TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-S1M. (Plicata seedling x 'Comstock') x ('Fortuna' x 'Sherbert').

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From Carl Salbach catalog, 1937: VALIANT (Sturtevant 1937). A very distinct new iris with standards of iridescent old gold (Ridgway) with strong orange beard and haft of old gold with balance of falls wistaria violet. Perfectly branched and proportioned, with well domed standards. This was from a cross Miss Sturtevant made while visiting Mr. Mitchell's gardens some years ago - and which has proved itself very fine in both Miss Sturtevant's garden and our own. Listed here with our exclusive introductions but actually not an exclusive, as half of the stock went to Miss Sturtevant who is offering it through Mrs. Elizabeth Nesmith's catalog. Early mid-season. 36-mch. $10.00.
From Fairmount Gardens catalog, 1938: VALIANT (Sturtevant 1937) A very richly colored flower of peacock iridescence. The domed standards are a blending of blue and old gold with midrib of blue. The slightly drooping falls are brilliant wistaria-violet with faint old gold edge and a touch of bronze just below the rich orange beard. The crisp firm flowers are borne on tall well branched stalks. 38 in. $5.00.
Valiant is an iris of unusual color value which should have more publicity. It is from a cross Miss Sturtevant made while visiting in a Pacific Coast garden and was thoroughly tested before introduction. The queer, warty bud opens to a large blossom with flaring falls of bright, electric blue, the serrated edges a picotee of the pale copper of the standards which have a faint blue shadow along the midrib, blending into the color which embroiders the falls. It is unique and very lovely. [Lila McCombs, “A Critical Evaluation of Older Irises”, The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 110 (July 1948): 60.]

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Valiant1.JPGJPG Valiant1.JPG manage 90 K 22 Jan 2022 - 13:23 UnknownUser Photo by Mike Unser at Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
ValiantBHI.JPGJPG ValiantBHI.JPG manage 184 K 24 Nov 2011 - 14:49 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
valiant1-12.jpgjpg valiant1-12.jpg manage 83 K 20 Apr 2015 - 02:07 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
valiant1-20.jpgjpg valiant1-20.jpg manage 398 K 16 Nov 2020 - 07:30 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
valiant2-20.jpgjpg valiant2-20.jpg manage 390 K 16 Nov 2020 - 07:29 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
valiant3-12.jpgjpg valiant3-12.jpg manage 119 K 20 Apr 2015 - 02:07 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
valiant4-12.jpgjpg valiant4-12.jpg manage 94 K 20 Apr 2015 - 02:07 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
valiant5-20.jpgjpg valiant5-20.jpg manage 178 K 16 Nov 2020 - 07:29 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
valiant7-20.jpgjpg valiant7-20.jpg manage 280 K 16 Nov 2020 - 07:29 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
valiant8-20.jpgjpg valiant8-20.jpg manage 370 K 16 Nov 2020 - 07:28 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
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