(TB) 'Copper Lustre'
(Dr. James Hampton Kirkland
, R. 1931). TB, Mid bloom season. Color Code-S4L. HM 1935; AM 1937; American Dykes Medal 1938
. Kirkland 1934.
Syn. Copper Luster
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
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].
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