Lady Mohr

Salbach, 1943
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Available - not endangered

Full Description

OB E 3/8 Aril

From National Iris Gardens catalog for 1948: “E. 36″. A most aristocratic iris – beautifully dressed in a distinctive two-tone combination of gleaming oyster white standards and frosted, heavily veined falls of vivid chartreuse yellow.”

From Williamson Iris 1952 “This unusual iris is the result of a cross from a bearded iris to an Oncocyclus hybrid.The stands are a clear oyster white and the falls are a frosted chartreuse yellow with a large red violet blotch at the base. 3 feet.”

From Cooley’s Gardens catalog for 1951: “A new and altogether different addition to the interesting Wm. Mohr family of Iris, this one brings a color combination previously unknown in the tall bearded group. Standards are oyster white huge, and slightly fluted, with strong midribs. Falls are pale chartreuse or greenish yellow, with prominent veining. There is a very prominent dark patch surrounding the beard. LADY MOHR was the center of interest in our garden last season, where some of the stalks reached 4 feet in height and carried several open blooms at one time.”

(((Alta California x King Midas) x (Miss California)) x William Mohr) X (IB-Mac), HM 1944, AM 1946.

Provenance: Image 2 from Rebert’s iris Gardens, Westminster MD, c. 2004.