(Rudolph E. Kleinsorge
, R. 1946) Tb. Standards coppery rose-red; Falls deep coppery oxblood red. Seedling# 3.4 x 'Bryce Canyon'
. Kleinsorge, Cooley 1946. Honorable Mention 1947. Award Of Merit 1951.
| CORDOVAN (Kleinsorge, 1946) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00. A seedling of Bryce Canyon. The coloring is close to that of cordovan leather—a deep coppery oxblood tone, very rich and glossy. Standards are coppery rose-red, the hafts are finely netted with minute webbing and the falls have a distinct frill or ruffle. HM AIS, 1947; AM, 1951. Cooley's Iris catalog 1952, p. 12.
| "Cordovan, not generally considered one of Kleinsorge's best, but excellent for me on a one-year plant. It had good color, perfect form and branching, and fair size, though I later saw it very much larger in Mr. McKee's garden." John Dolman, Jr. (Pa.), “Forty-Nine East,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 115 (October 1949): 42.
| "Cordovan (Kleinsorge) is almost impossible of description with its brilliant, yet rich subdued color of copper-oxblood ... thick, flaring falls with haft covered by thread-like lines so close and even that a pleasing pattern is formed to lend beauty to the flower". Mrs. W. R. Matthews, “Yes--We Do Grow Tall Beardeds in Louisiana.” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society #116 (January 1950): 60.
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