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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 Quality Gardens Iris Catalog 1938 “M . 40 “. A novelty unlike anything we have grown before. Its color is its great distinction, but its fine form and poise are notable, too. S. a copper and rose suffusion threaded with gold ; F . bright red flushed copper. The stalk is tall and graceful and the blooms last a very long time. A most effective garden iris of great beauty .$3.50.”
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.