Copper Classic


  • Photo by Carlos Ayento; taken at Brighton Park Iris

ORIGINATOR: Elvan Roderick

INTRODUCED: 1979

CLASS: Tall Bearded

HEIGHT: 30"

BLOOM SEASON: Late

DESCRIPTION: Spanish orange self; tangerine beard.

PARENTAGE: West Coast X New Moon

AWARDS: Honorable Mention 1981, Award of Merit 1983

PBF: Unknown

INTERESTING INFO:
From the 1983 Schreiner's Iris Lover's Catalog: Considered to be one of the most original new colors in Iris in the last few years. A rich yummy shade of bright "toasted-melon." Can you imagine such a tint? Just to say coppery-tan-orange with tangerine beards sounds entirely too prosaic. See our illustration and try to describe it yourself. Good sized flowers averaging four to five buds per stem. If your choice is something different then this crowd pleaser will more than adequeately fill the bill.