OB- (P.A. Loomis
by J. D. Long, R. 1942). AB, TMB, tall, Midseason bloom. Color-class R1M. Medium red purple. 'William Mohr'
X red seedling. Long, 1942. (46/47 chromosomes. American Dykes Medal 1945
Also listed in TB web: 'Elmohr'
| From Carl Salbach catalog 1943: ELMOHR <Dr. P. A. Loomis 1942). Beautiful new iris of immense size and of very rich coloring. A seedling of Wm. Mohr that is hardy in any climate. The color is a lively shade of reddish mulberry. Standards are large and well cupped, falls broad and round and of heavy texture. Well-branched stems. One of the finest recent introductions. Mid-season. 36". $17.
| From The Court Of Iris catalog, 1955: ELMOHR (Loomis '42) M 34" (Wm. Mohr X H 22: a red seedling). This Dykes Medal winner was a sensation when first seen and well grown specimens will still stop traffic. Unique in shape, the color lies between reddish mulberry and a glowing dahlia purple. While the veins are of the same color, they have a prominence which gives added character to this handsome 'must'. Readily sets seed and occasionally has potent pollen. Dyke's Medal '45. $.75
| From Supplement To The Comprehensive Checklist of Aril and Arilbred Iris by Sharon McAllister, April 2000: ELMOHR AB (P. A. Loomis by J.D. Long, R. 1942). Sdlg # NIA. TMB, tall, midseason. William Mohr X red seedling. AIS Color Class:!RIM (medium red self). '76 CL: Medium red-purple. Court of Iris: "the color lies between a reddish mulberry and a dahlia purple. Although the veins are of the same color they have a prominence which gives added character." Loomis-Long, 1942. Notes: Counted as having 46 or 47 chromosomes, an OB- in both systems. Ref: AIS '49, p. 95; ASI '76, p. 32.
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