El Capitan

Mohr-Mitchell, 1926
Iris Class:
Bearded
Bearded Class:
Tall Bearded
Age:
1920-1929
Fall Color:
Purple
Standard Color:
Purple
Pattern:
Self
Beard Color:
Lemon/Light Yellow
Hybridizer:
Mohr Mitchell

Full Description

TB 40″ M B3M

From Carl Salbach Iris catalog 1929:”EI Capitan (Mohr) 1926. When exhibited at the Iris Show at the University of California, 1925, this noble Oriflamme-mesopotamica seedling was given an Award of Merit on a rating of 95 points. Saved from nearly 450 seedlings of this parentage, the only one to be named, though many were fine, it has stood out among the manganese-violet bicolors as being of the best substance and largest size. These majestic flowers with flaring falls have the added advantage of a very extended season of bloom. Tall and vigorous in growth. . … $3.00.”

From Robert Wayman’s catalog for 1939 and 1940: “Early. Fragrant. One of the iris giants, the flower being of mammoth size comparing with the giant Nene. A handsome manganese violet coloring, medium blue in effect. Should be in every garden at the present low price.”

From Mrs. Dorothy Stoner’s Iris catalog for 1940: “Huge flowered, medium blue of the heaviest substance; blooms last a day longer than most; midseason, tall.”

(Oriflamme X mesopotamica), HM 1925.