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From Cooley’s Gardens catalog for 1937: “One of the finest novelties in commerce today, a unique blend of red, copper, and rose. A member of the trio of especially worthwhile things produced by the Chancellor of Vanderbilt University, Dr. J. H. Kirkland, the other two being Copper Lustre and At Dawning. This flower possesses tremendous garden value with its glowing copper-red effect, and leaves nothing to be desired in the way of size, height or form.”

From Robert Wayman’s Iris Catalog 1938: “This has been one of the most brilliant iris in my exhibition gardens for the past two seasons. The falls are vivid velvety carmine of dazzling brilliance. The standards are a lovely rose and soft yellow blend, with threads of gold running through the petals. Huge flowers of perfect form and heavy substance and very free flowering.

From DeForest’s Irisnoll catalog for 1940: “Standards yellow, suffused bronze; falls of velvety maroon. 38 inches.”

(Rob Roy X . . . ), HM 1936, AM 1937, runner-up for the Dykes Medal 1938.

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Kirkland, 1934

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