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■(TB) 'Copper Lustre'

1934, Kirkland

'Copper Lustre'. ( James Kirkland, R. 1931). TB, Midseason bloom. . Color Code-S4L. Kirkland 1934. Honorable Mention 1935; Award of Merit 1937; American Dykes Medal 1938. Synonym: Copper Luster

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Photo taken at Presby Memorial Iris Gardens by Mike Unser Curyesy of Mike Lowe from original HIPS website Photo by Bluebird Haven Iris Garden

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From Marble Iris Gardens catalog, 1957: COPPER LUSTRE (Kirk 1934). M. 40 in. Rich tones of bright copper, gold and tan nicely blended in a strong growing, hardy flower. This flower is different from all others and one of the most popular in our garden. Winner of the Dykes Medal in 1938. Each 60¢; 3 for $1.50
At first, I thought Copper Lustre very dull, but it grows on one, and the blossom, itself, seems to grow as long as it is open. A distinct break in color, it is a big, soft flower with a brilliant orange beard the only contrast to its solid copper. [Lila McCombs, Calif., "A Critical Evaluation of Older Iris", A.I.S. Bulletin 110 (July 1948): 56.]
COPPER LUSTRE (Kirk, 1934) Each 50c; 3 for $1.25. Entirely different from all others, its great popularity has resulted not only from the odd and beautiful copper tone of its flowers, but also from the fact that it performs well in all sections of the country. It positively glows in its bright copper, gold, and pinkish tan blendings. Dykes Medal,1938. [Cooley's Iris catalog 1952, p. 12]
references: Bulletin of the American Iris Society 46: frontispiece, January 1933 illustrated in black and white. Kirkland catalog 1934; 1938. A.I.S. Bulletin 60:104(Feb. 1936); A.I.S. Bulletin 66:87(Sep. 1937); A.I.S. Bulletin 71:37(Oct. 1938); Year Book, The Iris Society(Eng.) 40(1938).

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CopperLustre01.JPGJPG CopperLustre01.JPG manage 60 K 22 Nov 2014 - 04:13 Main.TLaurin Photo by Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Copper_Lustre_Mike_Lowe_photo.jpgjpg Copper_Lustre_Mike_Lowe_photo.jpg manage 38 K 25 Aug 2010 - 12:43 UnknownUser Curyesy of Mike Lowe from original HIPS website
copper-lustre1-16.jpgjpg copper-lustre1-16.jpg manage 97 K 12 Jun 2016 - 01:14 Main.mikeu Photo taken at Presby Memorial Iris Gardens by Mike Unser
Topic revision: r17 - 06 Feb 2017, Betsy881
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