San Gabriel

Jennett Dean 1921
Iris Class:
Bearded
Bearded Class:
Tall Bearded
Age:
1920-1929
Fall Color:
Lavender
Standard Color:
Lavender
Pattern:
Self
Beard Color:
Lemon/Light Yellow
Hybridizer:
Dean
Rarity:
GG eligible - protected

Full Description

TB 60″ E B7L

From Cayeux et LeClerc’s catalog for 1927:  “A very large flower on tall stout stems. The colour is a beautiful lustrous pinkish lavender. Branching stems, very graceful. Height 3½ ft.”

From Carl Salbach’s catalog for 1934:  “A very large pinkish lavender of high excellence adding to its other merits the virtue of being early blooming. Branching, and very graceful. Fragrant. 60″. ”

From Oakhurst Gardens catalog for 1939:  “This variety has set a standard of perfection for the milder climates. Being a seedling of Mesopotamica it is not hardy in the colder climates. The flowers are a lustrous lavender flushed with rosy mauve in color and have a delicate and pleasing fragrance. It is one of the first to bloom and continues for many weeks. It s the tallest iris grown. The foliage is green throughout the year. 70 in.”

(mesopotamica X  . . . ).

Note:  1st generation offspring of mesopotamica do best in mild climates with dry summers. San Gabriel is very tender in cold climates.