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■ (TB) 'Grand Canyon'

1941, Kleinsorge

'Grand Canyon' (Rudolph Kleinsorge, R. 1941). TB height 40". Midseason bloom. Color Class S4D. fragrant. ('Treasure Island' x 'Far West') Kleinsorge, Cooley 1941. Honorable Mention 1943; Award of Merit 1944.

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From Cooley's Gardens catalog for 1941: "Shown on the cover, an odd blend of rather deep tones of plum and copper, and gold. Entirely different from any Iris we have ever introduced, it calls to mind the new French iris Charlotte Millet, but is deeper and far more colorful. As will be noted in the color plate, this iris possesses attractive form in its suggestion of ruffling, without loss of balance. An Iris to be admired at close range and one which we surmise would be especially suited to bringing indoors and associating with oriental rugs. About 40" tall, perfectly branched, and it flowers over a very long season. The individual blooms are of very large size and hold up splendidly in any weather."
From Carl Salbach catalog 1942: GRAND CANYON (Kleinsorge 1941). The first time we saw this iris in bloom we were greatly impressed with the splendid form and unusual beautiful color combination. Standards and falls are a subdued plum color with copper shadings. The bright gold beard and gold markings on upper part of falls give the flower a lively tone. Heavy substance. Late mid-season. 38". $6.00.
1949 Checklist citation: Bull. A.I.S. 9:3 Aug. 1944.

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-- MikeUnser - 2009-11-15
  • Very difficult to photograph true to color as the smoky tones are lost with my digital camera. More subdued in color effect than my pictures show, but still a rich and distinctive iris. -- MikeUnser - 15 Nov 2009
  • Prominent purple based foliage. -- DavidPotembski - 08 May 2013
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GrandCanyon01.JPGJPG GrandCanyon01.JPG manage 68 K 24 Nov 2014 - 19:09 Main.TLaurin Photo by Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
GrandCanyonIF.jpgjpg GrandCanyonIF.jpg manage 70 K 25 Jan 2012 - 15:02 Main.Betsy881 Photo by The Iris Fan
Grand_Canyon.JPGJPG Grand_Canyon.JPG manage 72 K 15 Feb 2011 - 13:41 IrisP  
Grand_Canyon.jpgjpg Grand_Canyon.jpg manage 36 K 06 Dec 2010 - 18:22 UnknownUser Courtesy of Mike Lowe from original HIPS website
IMG_7891.jpgjpg IMG_7891.jpg manage 351 K 21 Dec 2018 - 20:52 Main.davepote Photo by David Potembski, Presby 2016, Bed location 22-34.
grand-canyon-stlk.jpgjpg grand-canyon-stlk.jpg manage 27 K 15 Nov 2009 - 17:33 Main.mikeu Grand Canyon by Mike Unser
grand-canyon1-16.jpgjpg grand-canyon1-16.jpg manage 137 K 04 Sep 2016 - 03:03 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
grand-canyon2-16.jpgjpg grand-canyon2-16.jpg manage 96 K 04 Sep 2016 - 03:03 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
grand-canyon2-18.jpgjpg grand-canyon2-18.jpg manage 139 K 05 Aug 2018 - 20:51 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
grand-canyon3-07.jpgjpg grand-canyon3-07.jpg manage 46 K 15 Nov 2009 - 17:33 Main.mikeu Grand Canyon by Mike Unser
grand-canyon4-16.jpgjpg grand-canyon4-16.jpg manage 148 K 04 Sep 2016 - 03:03 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
grand_canyon.jpgjpg grand_canyon.jpg manage 79 K 31 Oct 2016 - 16:28 BobPries From Cooley's 1941 catalog
grandcanyon01.JPGJPG grandcanyon01.JPG manage 622 K 18 May 2018 - 21:04 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
grandcanyon02.JPGJPG grandcanyon02.JPG manage 714 K 18 May 2018 - 21:05 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
grandcanyon03.JPGJPG grandcanyon03.JPG manage 594 K 18 May 2018 - 21:07 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
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grandcanyon05.JPGJPG grandcanyon05.JPG manage 767 K 18 May 2018 - 21:11 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
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grandcanyon3.jpgjpg grandcanyon3.jpg manage 43 K 28 May 2013 - 18:50 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sandy Gessner Eggertson-Merlebleu Iris Garden-Manitoba,Canada
Topic revision: r22 - 21 May 2019, Betsy881
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