Miss California

Carl Salbach, R&I 1937
Iris Class:
Bearded Class:
Tall Bearded
Fall Color:
Standard Color:
Beard Color:
Lemon/Light Yellow
Available - not endangered

Full Description

TB 48″ M R7L

From Carl Salbach’s catalog for 1939: “At last, a beautiful and entirely distinct tone of pink in a fine, upstanding iris. The color, lilac pink (Tyrian pink to amaranth pink by Ridgeway) was most popular and certainly marveled at by our garden visitors last season. The flowers were of Dauntless form, but larger, and it is taller than either Dauntless or Desert Gold, its parents. Produced from a cross definitely planned for pinks, Miss California was easily the choice from among a number of pink-toned seedlings, and coming from two hardy parents, its own hardiness is assured. Growth vigorous, flowers very large, and of perfect form and excellent substance. Branching good, and substance very large for an iris of any color; simply huge when compared to most pinks. Mid-season. 48-inch.”
From Cooley’s Gardens catalog for 1948: “Gigantic lilac-pink; one of the most satisfactory varieties we have ever grown. It makes great fans of purple tinged foliage, produces a wealth of 4-foot stalks of great pink-toned blooms that last over a very long period. Does equally well in all parts of the country.”
From National Iris Gardens catalog for 1948: “Always a favorite, this beautiful orchid-pink stands extremely tall and unforgettable. Makes great fans of purple tinged foliage, with tall well branched stalks as support.”

(Dauntless X Desert Gold), HM 1938.