'California Gold' (William Mohr-Sydney B. Mitchell, R. 1933). TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-Y4D. 'Grace Sturtevant' x cream seedling. Salbach 1933. Synonym: Spanish Gold (Mohr-Mit. 1933). Honorable Mention 1936; Award of Merit 1937.
Additional nursery listings: Wayman 1943.
Citations: Bull. A.I.S. 63:62 Oct. 1936; Bull. A.I.S. 66:87 Sept 1937.
|From Carl Salbach catalog, 1933: CALIFORNIA GOLD (Mohr-Mitchell 1933). Far and away the finest deep yellow on the market. This variety is as much an advance over Pluie d'Or, Mirasol, Rayo de Sol and the other deep yellows as the giant plicatas San Francisco and Los Angeles were in comparison with Ma Mie, Jeanne d'Arc and others of that type. Blooms large and full with color deep bright gold throughout, showing no paling in the standards or falls or beard. Carries the coloring of Chrysoro into a much larger bloom and stalk. Does not fade. The variety, which has no mesopotamica in its parentage, is a cross of a cream colored Mitchell seedling and Grace Sturtevant, so it should do even better in the colder climates than it does in California. Can be described as larger yellow edition of its parent Grace Sturtevant with closed standards. As Grace Sturtevant grows to a height of 42" in the East as against approximately 30" in California, it is most probable that California Gold's 32" will be considerably increased in height when grown in the East. Blooms throughout the season. Technical description- Color-by Ridgway-wax to strontian yellow. Bloom 5x5 inches, falls 2-1/2 inches wide. Height in California 32". Stock limited. $25.00 each.|
|CALIFORNIA GOLD. Mohr-Mit-Salbach 1933 Self V1D. Brief. An oblong, compact flower, rich empire yellow, the broad haft finely reticulated raw sienna; 39 in. Details. S. arching; F. drooping to straight hanging; beard projecting, orange. Remarks. Described as a yearling, the color of Pluie d'Or but effect richer and a much larger flower. [R. S. Sturtevant, "Descriptions of Varieties, Part VI", A.I.S. Bulletin 53 (October 1934): 27.]|
|CALIFORNIA GOLD (Mitchell). Large blooms are brilliant yellow on tall stalk somewhat bunched at top. [Belsley, Ray J., Varietal Comments. Bulletin of the American Iris Society 74 (July 1939), 16.]|
|Wayman 1943: California Gold—36 in. Best deep yellow. Superb. 0.35c.|
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