■(TB) 'Bryce Canyon'
(Rudolph E. Kleinsorge
, R 1944) TB 36", Color Class Y9M. ('Mexico'
x 'Tobacco Road'
), Honorable Mention 1945, Award of Merit 1947.
An Historic Iris
| From Cooley's Gardens catalog for 1944: "A distinct and warm shade of henna-copper. In his efforts to produce an iris of pure henna coloring, Dr, Kleinsorge secured some most interesting seedlings in tones of tan, brown and bronze. out of this series we selected 'Bryce Canyon', so named because of the similar colors found in the rock formations of one of America's most famous tourist attractions. Note the especially broad haft, and finely held standards. ... 'Bryce Canyon' achieved instant popularity. Self-colored, with bronze-yellow beard; a huge flower on 3-foot stems."
| BRYCE CANYON - The most outstanding flower to bloom for us in 1945 was Bryce Canyon and it proved to be the greatest value of any plant I ever purchased (Ala.); a blend of rose copper and gold it appears to be Dr. Kleinsorge's best introduction to date (Mass.). [Unknown author, Varietal Comment. AIS Bulletin #101 (April 1946): 72]
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