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■(TB) 'Far West'

1937, Kleinsorge

'Far West' (Rudolph E. Kleinsorge, R. 1936). TB, Early to midseason bloom. . Color code S4M. Kleinsorge seedling# 143 X 'Président Pilkington'. Cooley 1936

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cooleysgardenssi1938cool 0007.jpgfar-west1-18.jpgfar-west11-18.jpgfar-west2-18.jpgfar-west5-18.jpgfar-west7-18.jpgfar-west8-18.jpgfar-west9-18.jpgFar West.jpgFar West CooleyCatalog.jpgFar West from Mike Lowe.jpg


We predict that Far West will become as popular as have Meldoric, Venus de Milo, Zuni and Ethelwyn Dubuar, all of which we introduced in former years and every one of which has become so favorably known that we sold out of every one of them again last year !"-- Cooley's 1936 Catalog.
From Carl Salbach catalog 1937: FAR WEST (Kleinsorge ). A huge blendof soft gold, light bronze and palest salmon. Of bold, sturdy growing habit, with large blooms on fine 40-inch stalks. Considered to be Dr. Kleinsorge's finest new iris production to date. $15.00.
"FAR WEST (Kleinsorge, 1936) Shown on the opposite page, a warm and mellow blend of salmon and golden sand, of coral and henna, with a soFt glow at the heart. Originated in the West, and containing that multitude of tints seen in the western sky at sundown. Of bold and sturdy growing habit, the big blooms are well spaced on Fine stalks reaching 40 inches in height. The likeness of this flower as shown on the next page [See Attachment] is achieved by a new process and we guarantee its absolute accuracy, although some reduction in size was necessary. Each $25.00
Far West's value as a parent may be its strongest selling point in the future, but it is a good garden iris, too, a mellow harmony of color in salmon, gold, and henna, with a nebulous blue overtone. [Lila McCombs, “A Critical Evaluation of Older Irises”, The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 110 (July 1948): 57.]
See John C. Wister Collection, Scott Arboretum Archives, Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College'Far West' and 'Lucerne' Wister%20Iris%20132%20--%20Iris%20Far%20West%20and%20Iris%20Lucerne%20May%2015%2c%201945.jpg

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Far_West.jpgjpg Far_West.jpg manage 43 K 13 Dec 2016 - 02:23 Main.mikeu Photo by Phil Edinger
Far_West_CooleyCatalog.jpgjpg Far_West_CooleyCatalog.jpg manage 71 K 02 Dec 2015 - 18:01 BobPries From Cooley's catalog
Far_West_from_Mike_Lowe.jpgjpg Far_West_from_Mike_Lowe.jpg manage 16 K 02 Dec 2015 - 18:06 BobPries Courtesy of Mike Lowe and the original HIPS Website
cooleysgardenssi1938cool_0007.jpgjpg cooleysgardenssi1938cool_0007.jpg manage 74 K 25 Jun 2014 - 17:47 BobPries Courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library--Cooley's Catalog
far-west1-18.jpgjpg far-west1-18.jpg manage 66 K 05 Aug 2018 - 19:54 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
far-west11-18.jpgjpg far-west11-18.jpg manage 210 K 05 Aug 2018 - 19:56 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser, showing color fade from day one to day three
far-west2-18.jpgjpg far-west2-18.jpg manage 60 K 05 Aug 2018 - 19:54 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
far-west5-18.jpgjpg far-west5-18.jpg manage 129 K 05 Aug 2018 - 19:54 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
far-west7-18.jpgjpg far-west7-18.jpg manage 111 K 05 Aug 2018 - 19:55 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
far-west8-18.jpgjpg far-west8-18.jpg manage 139 K 05 Aug 2018 - 19:55 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
far-west9-18.jpgjpg far-west9-18.jpg manage 125 K 05 Aug 2018 - 19:55 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
Topic revision: r24 - 26 Jan 2020, davepote
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