TB 39″ VE R4M
From Cooley’s Gardens catalog for 1948: “This is certainly a new color in iris- at least we have never seen anything like it. The name of Auburn was selected because it seems especially suited to the flower. Both standards and falls are coppery henna-brown, with an undertone of gold, and the falls have a brilliant patch of blue in the center at the tip of the beard. This is a remarkably vivid Iris which glows when seen a block’s distant. Very early, with 36″ stems.”
(Prince of Orange) X (Golden Tan sdlg: Far West x Junaluska), HM 1946.