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.