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■(AB) 'Blumohr'

1949, Marx

'Blumohr' OB- (Walter Marx, R. 1949). AB, TMB, tall. Midseason to late bloom. Color code B1L. Plumbago blue. 'William Mohr' X 'Orloff'. Marx, 1949. Honorable Mention 1949; Award of Merit 1952.

Also listed in TB Web: 'Blumohr'.

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From Walter Marx Gardens catalog 1955: BLUMOHR (Marx 1949) Each 5.00. A rare Wm. Mohr x Orloff hybrid. This distinct color break resulting from such a cross in itself is most extraordinary. The color is purest lavender blue, near Plumbago blue, according to the Dictionary of Color, with no veinirg whatsoever even on the hafts. The large rounded flowers possess exceptional texture and substance and actually remain in perfect condition 3 to 4 days in the garden under adverse weather conditions. Branching fair. Height 36 inches. Midseason. HM AIS 1949, AM 1952. Picture on page 36.
From The Court Of Iris catalog, 1955: BLUMOHR (Marx '49) M 36" (Wm. Mohr X Orloff). One of the first Onco-breds to come in the blue tones. The large plumbago blue flowers have the distinguishing form but none of the veining of the true Oncos. The heavy substance gives this one lasting qualities and it also produces an abundance of pollen. H.M.'49- A.M. '52. $5.00
From Supplement To The Comprehensive Checklist of Aril and Arilbred Iris by Sharon McAllister, April 2000: BLUMOHR AB (Walter Marx, R. 1949). Sdlg # NIA. TMB, tall, M-La. William Mohr X Orloff. AIS Color Class:!BIL (light blue self). '76 CL: Plumbago blue. Rainbow: "A pure lavender blue, technically Plumbago blue … unveined." Vallette: "big powder-blue Mohr self; very onco in form." Marx, 1949. Notes: An OB- in both. Ref: AIS '49, p. 56; ASI '76, p. 20.
I saw Marx's Blumohr. It is a perfect thing, in my way of thinking. Marx calls it blue but I call it the color of the familiar Cattleya orchid. It is flushed with the same deeper color. I'd say it was the best Mohr until now that I have seen, if it perform.s as well as it looks. [Reynolds, Mrs. Leo F., Tennessee (1949). Coming Events Cast Their Shadows, American Iris Society Bulletin 116 (January 1950), 25.]

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-- AnitaMoran - 2010-01-18
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BluMohrRBG1960.JPGJPG BluMohrRBG1960.JPG manage 63 K 09 Jul 2014 - 11:45 Main.TLaurin Photo By Verna Laurin, Royal Botanical Garden, Hamilton, ON 1960
Blumohr.JPGJPG Blumohr.JPG manage 95 K 24 May 2017 - 15:41 Main.davepote Taken in my garden 2017, Finksburg, MD Zone 6B
Blumohr15BHI.JPGJPG Blumohr15BHI.JPG manage 219 K 30 Jun 2015 - 13:50 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Blumohr2.jpgjpg Blumohr2.jpg manage 34 K 11 Feb 2010 - 17:05 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Elmer W Jensen
BlumohrBHI16.JPGJPG BlumohrBHI16.JPG manage 107 K 26 Mar 2016 - 15:25 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
blumohr01.jpgjpg blumohr01.jpg manage 157 K 30 May 2017 - 20:19 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
blumohr02.jpgjpg blumohr02.jpg manage 171 K 30 May 2017 - 20:22 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
blumohr03.jpgjpg blumohr03.jpg manage 139 K 05 Jul 2018 - 15:40 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
blumohr04.jpgjpg blumohr04.jpg manage 187 K 30 May 2017 - 20:25 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
Topic revision: r27 - 13 Apr 2024, davepote
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