■(AB) 'Lady Mohr'
, R. 1943) AB (OB-). TMB, tall, Early bloom. Standards pearly white; Falls pale yellow; veined and dotted brownish purple around beard. (( 'Alta California'
x 'King Midas'
) x ( 'William Mohr'
)) X 'Ib-Mac'
. Salbach, 1943. Honorable Mention 1944. Award of Merit 1946.
Also listed in TB web: 'Lady Mohr'
| From Salbach catalog, 1944: LADY MOHR (Salbach 1944). Yellow seedling from (Alta California x King Midas) x (Wm. Mohr x Ib-Mac). An iris that has the charm and grace of a beautifully dressed lady. Bred from a bearded iris to an oncocyclus hybrid, Lady Mohr has inherited the best characteristics of both parents. From the seed parent we have hardiness and tall well branched stems. From the pollen parent we have the large rounded standards and the broad semi-flaring falls. The color combination is most unusual. Standards are clear oyster shell white and falls a frosted chartreuse yellow with prominent veining. Withstands heat, sun, wind and rain and blooms over a long period of time. We have had blooms from early April to mid-May. Gives pollen freely and bears seed. Stock limited. One rhizome to a customer. 36". $35.00.
| From The Court Of Iris catalog, 1955: LADY MOHR (Salbach '44) E-L 36" (Alta California X King Midas) X Miss California) X (Wm. Mohr) X lb-Mac). A.I.S. Check List. Everyone admired and desired this beauty when introduced and it is still as desirable today in spite of its lowered cost. The standards are oyster shell-white with an infusion of faint lavender, while the midribs show some yellow. The broad rounded falls take their seafoam yellow from the Onco 'gatesi' in Wm. Mohr. The tall stems bear several quite large flowers which are fertile both ways. We have at this writing a seedling, Lady Mohr X Caroline Burr which promises to be the greenest flower we have so far seen. $.75 H.M. '44. A.M. '46
| From Tom Waters,14 Mar 2013: Sidney B. Mitchell (AIS Bulletin, November 1944) gives the parentage as (Alta California x King Midas) X Capitola, with Capitola being William Mohr x Ib-Mac. This makes much more sense, 'William Mohr' having no pollen. The entire article was devoted to 'Lady Mohr' and its ancestry.
| From Supplement To The Comprehensive Checklist of Aril and Arilbred Iris by Sharon McAllister, April 2000: LADY MOHR AB (Carl Salbach, R. 1943). Seedling # NIA. TMB, tall, E. ((Alta California x King Midas) x (William Mohr)) X lb-Mac. AIS Color Class: W3D (white bitone). '76 CL: Spearly white; F pale yellow; veined and dotted brownish purple around beard. Rainbow:"Standards oystershell white infdused with lavender. Falls bewitching seafoam or chartreuse yellow." Vallette: "oyster-white S.; F. overlaid chartreuse with brownish signal." Salbach, 1943. Notes: Counted as a 45-chromosome quarterbred, an OB- in both systems; contemporary records give it as ((Alta California x King Midas) X (William Mohr x lb-Mac)) and Capitola was widely thought to be its pollen parent [ASI 71 :64; 78:72]. Ref: AIS '49, p.142; ASI '76, p. 49; Vallette, p. 190.
| "LADY MOHR grows tall and large, with a big round flower of excellent substance. My first impression was that it was more of a curiosity than anything else but the more I saw it, the better I liked it. It is entirely different from the other Mohr seedlings, which tend to resemble each other. The standards are a pale gray-lavender, the falls chartreuse yellow with a dark red blotch at the base of the brownish beard." [Jesse E. Wills, “Iris Recollections, 1945, >The Bulletin of the American Iris Society #98,(August 1945): 10.]
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