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From Cooley’s Gardens catalog for 1940: “A light creamy tan, with golden buff overlay, a most unusual color break and a distinctly beautiful new iris. Standards are domed and closed, falls flaring and rather tailored in appearance. A perfectly huge bloom, heavy of substance, and the longest lasting variety in our garden. A Kleinsorge introduction of 1939 that we consider the most outstanding recent iris next to Prairie Sunset.”

From National Iris Gardens catalog for 1948: “M. 39″. Like the treasured pages of long ago; incredibly gossamer, yet strong textured flowers of ivory white with an overlay of golden dust. Standards are domed. falls flaring. Large.”

(Treasure Island X Far West), HM 1940, AM 1941.

Note: This variety opens deep toned with a touch of pale lavender that fades to creamy gold as the bloom ages. The first photo is a fresh, bloom; this second an aged one. MU

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Kleinsorge, R&I 1939

Iris Class: Bearded
Bearded Class: Tall Bearded
Age: 1930-1939
Fall Color: Gold/Tan
Standard Color: Gold/Tan
Pattern: Self
Beard Color: Orange/Deep Yellow
Hybridizer: Kleinsorge
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