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■(AB) 'Capitola'

1940, Reinelt

'Capitola' OB ( Frank Reinelt, R. 1940). AB, IMB, medium height. Early bloom. Dark red violet. 'William Mohr' X 'Ib-Mac'. 1940. [43 chr.]

Also listed in IB web: 'Capitola'.

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Photo from Aril Society International website Courtesy of Mike Lowe from original HIPS website Photo by Rick Tasco


From Salbach Iris catalog, 1940: CAPITOLA (Reinelt 1940). (Wm. Mohr x Ibmacrantha). An iris of the Wm. Mohr type, but a much better grower and a free bloomer. The color is richer and somewhat darker. According to Ridgway color chart the standards are a bright Negrosin Violet (deep red violet) heavily veined a deeper shade. The falls are very broad and are similar in color to the standards, but not quite so intense, and are heavily veined red violet on cream. Produces pollen freely - in fact our Miss Muffet, which is being introduced this year, is from Happy Gift, a big yellow, and Capitola. Early. 20". $5.00.
From The Court Of Iris catalog, 1955: CAPITOLA {Reinelt '40) E 20" (Wm. Mohr X Ib-Mac). Strictly speaking this is a breeder's flower, for it is not too easy for the average gardener. Also it has little to recommend it from the standpoint of garden value. It contains the blood of the Onco 'gatesi' on one side and 'iberica' on the other. It is considered and indeed looks like a Mohr. Authorities class it as one of the three most potent pollen parents which have Onco involvements. The large flowers are slightly patterned on a red-violet ground. $1.00

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Capitola3.JPGJPG Capitola3.JPG manage 23 K 25 May 2013 - 02:51 Main.TLaurin Photo from Aril Society International website
Capitola_1.jpgjpg Capitola_1.jpg manage 32 K 12 Nov 2010 - 23:16 UnknownUser Courtesy of Mike Lowe from original HIPS website
Capitola_____Tasco.jpgjpg Capitola_____Tasco.jpg manage 43 K 10 Jan 2012 - 21:17 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Rick Tasco
Topic revision: r17 - 01 Mar 2017, Betsy881
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