(TB) 'Burning Bronze'
( Dr. Wylie McLean Ayres
, R. 1933). TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class S7D. ( 'Sherbert'
) X (('Nancy Orne
) x ( 'Loute'
)). Ayers 1934, Quality Gardens 1934. Honorable Mention 1933; Award of Merit 1936.
Citations: Bull. A.I.S. 60
:66 (Feb. 1936); Bull. A.I.S. 63
:62 (Oct. 1936).
(Ayres 1934) M. 40". A cool, stately dark red self of excellent form and smooth shimmering finish. The stems have a grace and dignity quite different from other varieties. Dark reds usually give a somber garden effect, but an intense bronze suffusion gives this a color rarely vital and alive. Highly recommeded. $6.50.
H.M., A.I.S. 1933. [1937 Quality Gardens
catalog, Freeport, IL]
Seems to be somewhat erratic in its habits or does it not form habits. The first year with me, color, quality, form and stalk left nothing to be desired, while vigor and flowers were not so good, but what can you expect on a first year plant? The second year a late frost could be blamed for no bloom, but this year after a phenomenal hot spell in April followed by heavy frosts that prevented so many irises from blooming at all, or created irregular bloom, this iris did finely. [Mrs. Herman E. Lewis, "Varietal Notes 1938", A.I.S. Bulletin 72
(January 1939): 10.]
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