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■ (TB) 'Conquistador'

1923, Mohr

'Conquistador' (William Mohr, R. 1921). TB; Midseason bloom; Color code-B1M; Pallid to lavender violet; stalk, low, well, and widely branched; 42 in. in Massachusetts; to 5 1/2 ft. in Calif. Fragrant; Standards domed, wider at top; falls drooping; haft light, veined Prussian Red; beard conspicuous; white, yellow tipped, blunt. 2n=49. ( 'Juniata' X Iris mesopotamica ). Mohr 1923.

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Awaiting original catalog description
Conquistador (Mohr, 1923). A very tall vigorous plant with fine foliage and very large deep mauve to light violet flowers. The size and height make it an outstanding feature in our garden. Very vigorous. One of Mr. Mohr's favorites. (Introducer's description) - - - $1.00. [Longfield Iris Farm catalog, 1930]
 
S.S. Berry 1925 catalog says "Conquistador (Mohr). A gigantic, strong-growing Iris, without a rival for sheer magnificence in the garden; huge flowers on stout stems 5 to 6 feet tall. $5.00."
The Cornell Agriculture Experimental Station Memoir #100, 1926 provides the following description: "Color effect a light violet self, falls slightly more intense; size large; form long, open, oblong rounded; flowering habit free; tall bearded class; height 42 in.; branching fastigiate, high, 2 laterals. A flower of good to extra firm substance; firm texture; slightly creped surface; good fragrance; good lasting quality. Its height and large blooms make it a good landscape variety. Useful in the clump or as a cut flower.
Standards lavender-violet, with broken brownish reticulations; carriage cupped, arched; blade obovate, notched, undulate, ruffled and frilled, revolute, creped at edge; size 2 ½ in. wide, 4 in. long. Falls haematoxylin violet, reticulated broadly with burnt umber on thegray-white outer haft; carriage flaring to drooping; wedge-shaped, convex, obcordate; smooth or slightly cockled; size 2 ½ in wide, 4 ½ in. long. Minor parts: beard coarse, dense, projecting, conspicuous, orange-colored; haft broad, channeled; reticulations broad, broken, widely spaced; style-branches narrow, overarching, violet; crest large, fringed, recurved; pollen plentiful; spathe-valves scarious. Growth vigorous; increase rapid; habit open; foliage stiff, leaves broad, deep glaucous green; 2 blooms open at once, floriferous; stalk stately, erect with 5 buds.
Parentage mesopotamia x Juniata. Its mesopotamica blood may tend to make it tender in some exposed positions. Gives a fine color mass." [2nTB X Iris mesopotamica Dykes].
 

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Conquistador12BHI.jpgjpg Conquistador12BHI.jpg manage 63 K 15 Apr 2012 - 22:37 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
ConquistadorAA.jpgjpg ConquistadorAA.jpg manage 46 K 14 Feb 2011 - 23:54 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Argyle Acres
ConquistadorRT.jpgjpg ConquistadorRT.jpg manage 29 K 22 Jan 2012 - 15:52 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Rick Tasco
conquistador1.jpgjpg conquistador1.jpg manage 52 K 13 Sep 2015 - 22:57 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
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