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■(TB) 'Copper Capers'

1971, Gibson

'Copper Capers' (James Gibson, R. 1970). Seedling# 56-6B. TB, 36" (91 cm). Midseason bloom. Standards orange; falls orange lined garnet red; orange beard; ruffled. Seedling# 55-2PJ: ('Wild Ginger' x seedling# 35-0PLA) X 'Happy Holiday'. Gibson 1971. Honorable Mention 1973.

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From AIS Bulletin #205 April 1972 Introducing COPPER CAPERS '71. M. 36". $25.00. The intense ruffling of this brilliant copper toned self is a thrill to behold. It was the most sought after iris in our garden last year. The standards are orange and the falls are orange laced with a garnet flush. There are many 5" x 6" blossoms. Gibson's Iris Garden.


Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

Hardiness Zones 4-8 for most varieties, Some cultivars tolerate colder, others tolerate warmer zones (please comment in comment box with your location if this cultivar grows well in zone 3, 4, 9, or 10.)
Exposure Prefers full sun for optimal performance, may still bloom in half-day shade
Water: Prefers well drained good garden soil, Tolerant of dry conditions in established plants, Intolerant of swampy conditions.
PH Prefers Neutral to basic solis 6.1 to 8.5, quite toleranr of more extreme conditions
Fertilizer Prefers rich conditions on relatively inorganic soils.

BobPries - 21 Apr 2019

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
CoperCapers7.jpgjpg CoperCapers7.jpg manage 45 K 15 Dec 2013 - 16:06 Main.TLaurin Photo by Daniel Boris,Iris Du Grand Barbu-France
CopperCapers01.JPGJPG CopperCapers01.JPG manage 71 K 31 May 2015 - 00:31 Main.TLaurin Photo by Glanavon Iris Patch-New Zealand
CopperCapers02.jpgjpg CopperCapers02.jpg manage 71 K 02 Jun 2014 - 18:51 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
CopperCapers03.jpgjpg CopperCapers03.jpg manage 108 K 02 Jun 2017 - 03:05 Main.TLaurin Photo by Daniel Boris,Iris Du Grand Barbu-France
CopperCapers04.jpgjpg CopperCapers04.jpg manage 137 K 02 Jun 2017 - 03:05 Main.TLaurin Photo by Daniel Boris,Iris Du Grand Barbu-France
CopperCapers05.JPGJPG CopperCapers05.JPG manage 50 K 15 Jun 2017 - 21:43 Main.TLaurin Photo by Daniel Boris,Iris Du Grand Barbu-France
CopperCapers06.JPGJPG CopperCapers06.JPG manage 171 K 02 Oct 2019 - 03:00 Main.TLaurin Photo by Daniel Boris-Iris du Grand Barbu-France
CopperCapers1.jpgjpg CopperCapers1.jpg manage 29 K 19 Jul 2017 - 20:45 Main.TLaurin Photo by Amazing Iris Garden-New Zealand
CopperCapers11.JPGJPG CopperCapers11.JPG manage 84 K 13 Aug 2021 - 21:53 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
CopperCapers12BHI.jpgjpg CopperCapers12BHI.jpg manage 62 K 15 Apr 2012 - 22:39 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
CopperCapers2.jpgjpg CopperCapers2.jpg manage 142 K 14 Sep 2017 - 19:54 Main.TLaurin Photo by Amazing Iris Garden-New Zealand
CopperCapersDE.jpgjpg CopperCapersDE.jpg manage 51 K 12 Aug 2012 - 18:09 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Donald Eaves
Copper_Capers_1970_TB.jpgjpg Copper_Capers_1970_TB.jpg manage 72 K 03 Jan 2012 - 01:09 UnknownUser Photo by Pierre Anfosso - France
Copper_Capers_Gibson_1971.JPGJPG Copper_Capers_Gibson_1971.JPG manage 71 K 24 Dec 2009 - 12:44 Main.Laymont+ by Dejoux in my garden : sud-ouest France
TbCopperCapers2DE.jpgjpg TbCopperCapers2DE.jpg manage 59 K 15 Aug 2012 - 22:08 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Donald Eaves
coppercapers01.jpgjpg coppercapers01.jpg manage 32 K 12 Sep 2014 - 02:59 Main.TLaurin Photo by Seagate Irises-United Kingdom
coppercapers07.JPGJPG coppercapers07.JPG manage 203 K 24 Feb 2020 - 16:08 Main.TLaurin Photo by Rene Martin-France
coppercapers08.JPGJPG coppercapers08.JPG manage 198 K 24 Feb 2020 - 16:08 Main.TLaurin Photo by Rene Martin-France
coppercapers09.JPGJPG coppercapers09.JPG manage 223 K 24 Feb 2020 - 16:05 Main.TLaurin Photo by Rene Martin-France
coppercapers6.jpgjpg coppercapers6.jpg manage 77 K 06 Nov 2013 - 22:54 Main.TLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-France
Topic revision: r33 - 20 Oct 2023, dougchyz
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