TB 37″ M S4D
From Carl Salbach’s catalog for 1936: “A very popular yellow blend, apparently in even greater favor in the Eastern portions of the United States than in California, where it was originated. “A real ‘must-have’ blend” according to one of our East Coast customers, and another says “Of all the blends, I like Sunol as well as any.” From the Mid-West, “Sunol was my pride and joy. A grand stalk, 32-inch. Straight, well branched, strong, and a beautiful bronzy blend that stays in bloom well and stands rain and wind.” “In color, faintly reminiscent of the older Ochracea, as it is iridescent golden bronze with a flush of lavender in the center of the falls. In form of bloom, Sunol is a model for any iris of equal height – for the stalks are low and ideally branched in the candelabrum type that has been typical of the Mohr, Mitchell and Salbach iris we have introduced. Each stalk carries eight to nine of the beautiful flowers. First award, California Spring Garden Show 1932, (Given only on a rating of 90 or over).”
(King Midas X sdlg).