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■(AB) 'Giant Mohr'

1958, Austin

'Giant Mohr' OB (Lloyd Austin, R. 1958). Seedling Ob-39. AB, 44" (112 cm) Midseason bloom. Deep manganese violet self. Parentage unknown. Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens, 1958.

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GiantMohr01.JPGGiantMohr02.JPGgiantmohr1.JPGGiantMohr22.jpggiantmohr5.JPGGiantMohrBHI.JPG

References:

From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog 1963: GIANT MOHR (Austin '58) M-44" The one "Mohr" everyone wants. A greatly improved version of renowned WILLIAM MOHR, much larger, twice as tall. Best of all for the hybridizer, has abundant pollen. Has the form, veining & color of William Mohr--a deep manganese violet. See in life-like color. Largest & one of tallest Mohr hybrids in existence today. Gigantic flowe is usually a full 8 inches high, stalks regularly reach 44", remarkablE for any Oncobred. Imagine how a flower like this can help in your breeding work with ordinary Oncobreds. A fast increaser; heavy bloomer. Visitors go wild over its size & great height. Regularly $4.50; on $10 order $3.60; on $25 order $2.95.
 

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-- AnitaMoran - 2010-01-22
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
GiantMohr01.JPGJPG GiantMohr01.JPG manage 59 K 12 Dec 2014 - 04:01 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
GiantMohr02.JPGJPG GiantMohr02.JPG manage 74 K 17 Aug 2021 - 02:15 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
GiantMohr22.jpgjpg GiantMohr22.jpg manage 41 K 11 Jan 2011 - 19:02 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Christy Hensler
GiantMohrBHI.JPGJPG GiantMohrBHI.JPG manage 121 K 16 Nov 2011 - 21:33 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
giantmohr1.JPGJPG giantmohr1.JPG manage 154 K 12 Apr 2020 - 18:37 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1959 Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog by Kate Brewitt
giantmohr5.JPGJPG giantmohr5.JPG manage 172 K 26 Apr 2024 - 12:44 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek Garden
Topic revision: r12 - 26 Apr 2024, TLaurin
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