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From Cooley’s Gardens catalog for 1937: “A great, heavily textured, perfectly formed flower in tones of deep mulberry, bronze and brown. Not brilliant, but remarkably rich and somber, suggesting a rare antique or valuable old tapestry.”

From Robert Wayman’s catalog for 1940: “Exquisite lilac fragrance. This magnificent variety sold a few years ago for $50.00 for a single plant. In fact I paid that price for my original stock. It is just as fine to-day as it was then and is one of the largest and finest Irises we have. The flowers are huge in size, perfect form, and heavy substance, with lobelia violet standards and rich velvety mulberry falls, with a border the color of the standards. A gift at the present low price.”

(Ambassadeur X Titan).

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

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Kleinsorge, 1929

Iris Class: Bearded
Bearded Class: Tall Bearded
Age: 1920-1929
Fall Color: Purple
Standard Color: Purple
Pattern: Bitone
Beard Color: Gold/Tan
Hybridizer: Kleinsorge
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