Lent A. Williamson


  • Photo by Carlos Ayento; taken at Brighton Park Iris

  • Photo by Carlos Ayento; taken at Brighton Park Iris

  • Photo by Carlos Ayento; taken at Brighton Park Iris

  • Photo by Carlos Ayento; taken at Brighton Park Iris

  • Photo by Carlos Ayento; taken at Brighton Park Iris

  • Photo by Carlos Ayento; taken at Brighton Park Iris

ORIGINATOR: Edward B. Williamson

INTRODUCED: 1918

CLASS: Tall Bearded

HEIGHT: 42"

BLOOM SEASON: Early Midseason

DESCRIPTION: S. soft campulana violet; F. velvety royal purple; gold beards.

PARENTAGE: Amas X unknown

AWARDS: None

PBF: Unknown

INTERESTING INFO:
From the 1922 Longfield Iris Farm Catalog: "Standards very broad, soft campanula violet (198-2); falls very large, velvety royal purple. Very brilliant golden beard. Extra large flower, strong grower, unsually fine." Farr.

"This Iris was splendid this year; it was wonderfully large and beautiful and we were very much pleased with it. It bloomed beautifully this year and has been greatly admired. It is a very strong growing type, with a very large flower." Farr.

"I saw it (L.A.W.) at Mr. Boyd's and in Rutherford, N.J. and at Wellesley Farms, and in each case it was perfectly magnificient" Wister.

"Lent A. Williamson I consider better than Alcazar, even excelling Dominion." Chas. S. Phillips.

Mr. A. J. Bliss has recently referred to Lent A. Williamson as the finest American seedling. We have had reports of this Iris from as far south as Georgia and as far north as Minnesota, and it has demonstrated adaptability in these widely separated localities. Strong plants, $5.00 each, prepaid.