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■(TB) 'Klamath'

1929, Kleinsorge

'Klamath' (Rudolph Kleinsorge, R. 1929) TB Midseason bloom. Color Class S6M. 'Ambassadeur' X 'Titan'. Cooley 1929, Wassenberg 1938.

Note: This was Dr. Kleinsorge's first introduction. Cooley's iris Garden had just opened for business the year before.

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References:

We had the pleasure of introducing this novelty last season, and again offer it as one of the premier American seedlings of Dominion ancestry. The rich and subtle blending of deep brown and bronze on a dull purple ground is not comparable to any other iris, the resulting effect being quite distinct in its air of antiquity, like some old wood carving or a rare piece of ancient bronze. Having bloomed it last season, Mr. F. X. Schreiner had this to say: "Klamath bloomed finely. Its qualities are especially form, poise, substance held without flopping for the entire life of the blossom--three days. I am, of course, prejudiced a little against the $50 iris in general, but THIS HAS MERITED IT MORE NEARLY THAN THE OTHERS." Extra fine, extra large rhizomes, $40.00 each; three at $35.00 each. Cooley's Iris Gardens, Wholesale Price List 1931.
From Quality Gardens catalog 1931: KLAMATH (Kleinsorge 1929) M. 40". An Ambassadeur X Titan Seedling, with all the good qualities of its Dominion parent, and the rich coloring intensified, of Ambassadeur. The standards are bronze tinted violet, and the falls are a deep prune purple paling at the edge to the bronze tone of the standards. Perfect form and heavy substance. A fine new offering. $40.00.
 

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.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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-- MikeUnser - 2009-11-15
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KlamathKHIPS.jpgjpg KlamathKHIPS.jpg manage 13 K 18 Feb 2012 - 16:42 Main.Betsy881 Photo Courtesy of HIPS
klamath01.JPGJPG klamath01.JPG manage 702 K 23 Jun 2018 - 02:44 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
klamath02.JPGJPG klamath02.JPG manage 683 K 23 Jun 2018 - 02:46 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
klamath03.JPGJPG klamath03.JPG manage 496 K 23 Jun 2018 - 02:48 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
klamath04.JPGJPG klamath04.JPG manage 583 K 23 Jun 2018 - 02:50 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
klamath05.JPGJPG klamath05.JPG manage 465 K 23 Jun 2018 - 02:51 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
klamath06.JPGJPG klamath06.JPG manage 785 K 23 Jun 2018 - 02:54 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
klamath07.JPGJPG klamath07.JPG manage 664 K 23 Jun 2018 - 02:56 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
klamath08.JPGJPG klamath08.JPG manage 562 K 23 Jun 2018 - 02:58 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
klamath1-17.jpgjpg klamath1-17.jpg manage 144 K 13 Aug 2017 - 03:50 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
klamath1.JPGJPG klamath1.JPG manage 321 K 02 Jul 2016 - 01:13 Main.TLaurin Photo by K. Brewitt-taken at 2016 AIS Convention
klamath2-08.jpgjpg klamath2-08.jpg manage 65 K 15 Nov 2009 - 17:44 Main.mikeu Klamath by Mike Unser
klamath2-17.jpgjpg klamath2-17.jpg manage 119 K 13 Aug 2017 - 03:50 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
klamath2-21.jpgjpg klamath2-21.jpg manage 242 K 17 Jul 2021 - 03:02 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
klamath2.JPGJPG klamath2.JPG manage 298 K 02 Jul 2016 - 01:14 Main.TLaurin Photo by K. Brewitt-taken at 2016 AIS Convention
klamath3-08.jpgjpg klamath3-08.jpg manage 70 K 15 Nov 2009 - 17:44 Main.mikeu Klamath by Mike Unser
klamath3-21.jpgjpg klamath3-21.jpg manage 344 K 17 Jul 2021 - 03:02 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
klamath4-21.jpgjpg klamath4-21.jpg manage 387 K 17 Jul 2021 - 03:02 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
klamath5-21.jpgjpg klamath5-21.jpg manage 245 K 17 Jul 2021 - 03:01 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
klamath6-22.JPGJPG klamath6-22.JPG manage 96 K 31 Jul 2022 - 19:17 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mike Unser
klamath60-22.JPGJPG klamath60-22.JPG manage 122 K 31 Jul 2022 - 19:18 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mike Unser
klamath61-22.JPGJPG klamath61-22.JPG manage 117 K 31 Jul 2022 - 19:18 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mike Unser
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