California Gold

Mohr-Mitchell, 1933
Iris Class:
Bearded Class:
Tall Bearded
Fall Color:
Standard Color:
Beard Color:
Orange/Deep Yellow
Mohr Mitchell

Full Description


From Carl Salbach’s catalog for 1936: “A true ‘super’ iris, being the brightest in color of any yellow iris, having been nicknamed ‘Brazen Hussy’ in view of its luminous, gleaming coloring. One of the most sensational new varieties ever introduced, and those who have grown it have been just as enthusiastic as we who introduced it. A few of the comments we have heard about this marvelous variety include: “As outstanding as Happy Days“; “caught general notice and admiration”; “Easily the outstanding iris in our collection”; “The darkest clear, tall golden yellow iris that I have ever seen”; and “Marvelous – only one stalk, but everyone walked right to it.”

Color deepest yellow, a shade deeper than even Chrysoro. Form of bloom excellent, with very large blossoms. Branching good, height medium. Texture good, and does not fade. Late blooming. 30-inch.”

From Cooley’s Gardens catalog for 1937: “The deepest large flowered yellow, being a seedling of ‘Grace Sturtevant‘ and unquestionably hardy. Does not fade, and shows no paling in standards, falls or beard. Said one iris enthusiast, gazing upon one of its full blown golden blooms for a minute, ‘It isn’t so. There is no such iris.’ ”

(Grace Sturtevant X cream sdlg), HM 1936, AM 1937.