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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.

Also listed in the following nursery catalogs: Fairmount 1946

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Photo taken at Presby Memorial Iris Gardens by Mike UnserCuryesy of Mike Lowe from original HIPS websitePhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by Ross Eagles-Diversity AcresPhoto by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris GardensPhoto by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris GardensPhoto by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris GardensPhoto by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris GardensPhoto by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.Photo by Mike UnserPhoto by Mike Unser

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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
Copper Lustre: (Kirkland). Have never liked it until this year. A novel color. [Belsley, Ray J., Varietal Comments. Bulletin of the American Iris Society 74 (July 1939), 16.]
 
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.) <strong style="background-color: transparent; 40(1938).
Dreer's 1949 catalog notes "Copper Lustre. 3 ft. Beautiful copper-toned flower overlaid with a golden iridescence. 60c each; 3 for $1.50; $4.75 per doz."

Culture

Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION Sort
Hardiness Zones 4-8 for most varieties, Some cultivars tolerate colder, others tolerate warmer zones (please comment in comment box with your location if this cultivar grows well in zone 3, 4, 9, or 10.)
Exposure Prefers full sun for optimal performance, may still bloom in half-day shade
Water: Prefers well drained good garden soil, Tolerant of dry conditions in established plants, Intolerant of swampy conditions.
PH Prefers Neutral to basic solis 6.1 to 8.5, quite toleranr of more extreme conditions
Fertilizer Prefers rich conditions on relatively inorganic soils.

BobPries - 21 Apr 2019


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-- BobPries - 2010-08-23
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Copper_Lustre_Mike_Lowe_photo.jpgjpg Copper_Lustre_Mike_Lowe_photo.jpg manage 38 K 25 Aug 2010 - 12:43 BobPries 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
copperlustre01.jpgjpg copperlustre01.jpg manage 122 K 31 Aug 2017 - 03:24 TerryLaurin Photo by Ross Eagles-Diversity Acres
copperlustre02.jpgjpg copperlustre02.jpg manage 126 K 11 Jun 2019 - 23:11 TerryLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
copperlustre03.jpgjpg copperlustre03.jpg manage 146 K 28 Jun 2019 - 01:17 TerryLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
copperlustre030.JPGJPG copperlustre030.JPG manage 150 K 11 Mar 2022 - 16:58 TerryLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
copperlustre031.JPGJPG copperlustre031.JPG manage 257 K 14 Jul 2023 - 02:48 TerryLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
copperlustre1.JPGJPG copperlustre1.JPG manage 591 K 07 May 2018 - 22:29 TerryLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
copperlustre2.JPGJPG copperlustre2.JPG manage 558 K 07 May 2018 - 22:31 TerryLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
copperlustre3.JPGJPG copperlustre3.JPG manage 548 K 07 May 2018 - 22:33 TerryLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
copperlustre4.JPGJPG copperlustre4.JPG manage 716 K 07 May 2018 - 22:35 TerryLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
copperlustre5.JPGJPG copperlustre5.JPG manage 701 K 07 May 2018 - 22:36 TerryLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
copperlustre6.JPGJPG copperlustre6.JPG manage 636 K 10 Jun 2020 - 21:27 TerryLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
copperlustremike.jpgjpg copperlustremike.jpg manage 136 K 29 May 2022 - 19:28 TerryLaurin Photo by Mike Unser
copperlustremike1.JPGJPG copperlustremike1.JPG manage 124 K 03 Jul 2022 - 16:32 TerryLaurin Photo by Mike Unser
Topic revision: r33 - 14 Jul 2023, Harloiris
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