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From Cooley’s Gardens catalog for 1937: “A dark but blazing metallic red, a flower of great size, and one of the superfine seedlings grown by Americas foremost hybridist, Dr. Ayres. This spectacular flower created a sensation when shown at the AIS meeting in Freeport in 1933, and some critics pronounced it the finest red iris in existence. It differs from most others in its bronzy finish.”

From DeForest’s Irisnoll catalog for 1940: “Good sized flower of rich metallic “red” with bronzy finish.”

From Oakhurst Gardens catalog for 1939: “Deep velvety red with a flaming, bronzy lustre. Beautifully formed flowers on tall, well branched stems. 40 in.”

((Sherbert x Cardinal) X ((Nancy Orne x Dominion) x (Loute x mesopotamica))), HM 1933, AM 1936.

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Burning Bronze

Dr. Ayres, R. 1933 / I. 1934

Iris Class: Bearded
Bearded Class: Tall Bearded
Age: 1930-1939
Fall Color: Red/Maroon
Standard Color: Red/Maroon
Pattern: Bitone
Beard Color: Orange/Deep Yellow
Hybridizer: Ayres
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