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■(TB) 'Brown Thrasher'

1939, Kirkland

'Brown Thrasher' (James Kirkland, R. 1939). TB. Late midseason bloom. Color Class S6M. 'Copper Lustre' X 'Tobacco Road'. Kirkland, Vestal 1941. Honorable Mention 1940; Award of Merit 1943.

1949 Checklist - adds introduction date, HM, AM, citations.

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Photo taken at Presby Memorial Iris Gardens by Mike Unser.Courtesy of Mike Lowe from original HIPS websitePhoto by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.Photo by David Potembski, Presby 2016Photo by David Potembski, Presby 2016
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References:

From Tell's 1951 catalog: M. ('Copper Lustre' x…) Light copper-tan that in some seasons is very bright, others dull. Should be a good parent with 'Tobacco Road', 'Aztec Copper', or other very wide and flaring iris.
Schreiner's 1944 catalog: …the entire flower glows and glistens with a brilliant iridescence. In color, it is like a piece of highly polished brass or bronze…. the coloring is very smooth. There is no other iris like it.
At Chancellor Kirkland's we saw Brown Thrasher, a new seedling which impresses one as having good possibilities. The flower stalk that we saw was on such a poorly grown clump that it was impossible to know whether the flower will have great merit or not. It appeared to be poorly grown by reason of its proximity to a large tree. I believe when grown under normal conditions it will be a very nice and worthwhile introduction. I thought the form to be better than 'Copper Lustre', of which it appears to be a derivative. [Frank E. Chowning, "1939 Iris Discoveries", A.I.S. Bulletin 75(December 1939): 12.]
 
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-- BobPries - 2010-11-12
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Brown_Thrasher.jpgjpg Brown_Thrasher.jpg manage 13 K 12 Nov 2010 - 15:16 BobPries .Courtesy of Mike Lowe from original HIPS website
IMG_7451.jpgjpg IMG_7451.jpg manage 321 K 21 Dec 2018 - 02:08 DavidPotembski Photo by David Potembski, Presby 2016
IMG_7452.jpgjpg IMG_7452.jpg manage 460 K 21 Dec 2018 - 02:08 DavidPotembski Photo by David Potembski, Presby 2016
brown-thrasher1-16.jpgjpg brown-thrasher1-16.jpg manage 104 K 12 Jun 2016 - 00:04 Main.mikeu Photo taken at Presby Memorial Iris Gardens by Mike Unser
brownthrasher01.JPGJPG brownthrasher01.JPG manage 540 K 02 May 2018 - 19:32 TerryLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
brownthrasher02.JPGJPG brownthrasher02.JPG manage 539 K 02 May 2018 - 19:34 TerryLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
Topic revision: r16 - 07 Jun 2024, DavidPotembski
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