One of my new irises is "Copper Lustre."
It is a Dykes medal winner (1938),
with delicate coppery-pink standards and darker falls with veining and a yellow-orange beard.
Here is what Copper Lustre is supposed to look like.
Then we come to what I have in my garden, bought with the understanding that this is supposed to be a copper /pink combo:
You can see we are talking about something that is definitely NOT copper-y. Wine? yes. Purple-red? yes. but copper? no. So now I wonder what this lovely iris is called? Maybe I should just save some time and rename it myself.