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■(AB) 'William Mohr'

1925, Mohr

'William Mohr' OB (Willliam Mohr, 1925). AB, TMB, Midseason bloom. Color Class-S7M. Pink to red-toned blend, self, medium. 'Parisiana' X I. gatesii . Synonym: William Mohr-Lilac. S. B. Mitchell, 1925.

Also listed in TB web: 'William Mohr'.

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From Cooley's Wholesale price list, 1932: WM. MOHR. This strange and beautiful hybrid is named for one of the world's most famous hybridizers, and is considered as his greatest piece of work. The entire bloom is a self-color of pale lilac, closely netted and veined with deep violet, producing a weird, yet very lovely effect. In some ways it resembles the variety I. susiana, but lacks the dullness of this older sort, and is not at all difficult to grow. A monster flower, produced on stems up to 30 inches tall. At the iris show in St. Paul, Minn., last June it was a center of attraction. Each $1.00; three for $2.55; ten, $7.50.
From The Court Of Iris catalog, 1955: WILLIAM MOHR (Mohr-Mitchell '25) E 18" (Parisiana X gatesi). Certainly this is one of the most famous Iris in the world and doubtless it appears in the genealogy of more named varieties than any other single origination. In spite of the narrow unattractive foliage it produces lilac flowers which are really huge. Conspicuous veins of violet further enhance this Oncolike bloom. $.50. A.M.

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