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■(TB) 'Copper Cascade'

1939, Kleinsorge

'Copper Cascade' (Rudolph Kleinsorge, R. 1938). TB, 36", Midseason bloom. Color Class S6M. Soft rich copper self with an undertone of gold. slight fragrance. 'Treasure Island' x 'Far West'. Sibling to 'Grand Canyon' and 'Old Parchment'.

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From Carl Salbach catalog 1939: COPPER CASCADE (Kleinsorge)- Treasure Island x Far West. Unique in being the only copper colored iris that is at once rich, soft and bright. A complete color break in that it is pure copper, but with a glistening golden undertone that "makes" the iris. Self colored, with orange beard. Like water cascading down a gorge of pure copper - hence the name. The closest match by Ridgway fails to show its brightness, but if you have an average imagination, you can look at the plate for "Ferruginous", then imagine the undertone, and you have Copper Cascade. Good habit and form in every way, and of good size - a top-notch iris. Mid-season. 36-inch. $10.
One of Kleinsorge's best as seen both in the West and East. Not unlike COPPER LUSTRE in coloring, but considerably better in form and growing habits. Junius P. Fishburn, "Survey of 1940 Iris Season", A.I.S. Bulletin 78 (July 1940): 54.]
"Seen here for the first time was a comparative old timer which I admired a great deal. It was a fine clump of Copper Cascade and when I saw it and noted its good color, substance and floriferousness, I expected it to be something new and expensive." Mrs. Ed Conrad (Idaho), “Way Beyond the Hills of Idaho” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 121, (April 1951): 35.

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