Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Rudolph Kleinsorge
Year Of Registration: 1941
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1941
Seedling Number: 270
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Bloom Season: Mid
Bloom Color Classification: Copper/Brown
Fragrance: Pronounced
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1942
Award of Merit: 1943

General Plant Information (Edit)
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Flowers: Showy
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Parentage: (Far West x Jean Cayeux) X Far West
Child plants: 35 child plants

Common names
  • Tall Bearded Iris
  • Iris

Photo Gallery

Date: c. 1948
illustration from the 1948 catalog, Cooley's Gardens, Silverton,

Photo courtesy of Bluebird Haven Iris Garden

Date: c. 1942
illustration from the 1942 catalog, Cooley's Gardens, Silverton,

Date: c. 1951
photo from the 1951 catalog, Milliken Gardens, Arcadia, Californi

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