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From Cooley’s Garden catalog for 1959: “One of the best red iris of all. The color is uniform in standards and falls without veins on the haft; a warm red tone on the orange rather than the purple or wine side. The rich beard is bronzy gold.”

(Edward Lapham X Red Waves), HM 1950.

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Lapham, 1949

Iris Class: Bearded
Bearded Class: Tall Bearded
Age: 1950-1959
Fall Color: Red/Maroon
Standard Color: Red/Maroon
Pattern: Self
Beard Color: Orange/Deep Yellow
Hybridizer: Lapham
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