■(TB) 'El Capitan'
( William Mohr
- Sydney B. Mitchell
1926). R., 1925. TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-B3M. 'Oriflamme'
x I. mesopotamica
. Salbach 1926, Indian Springs 1926. Honorable Mention A.I.S. 1925.
| From Carl Salbach catalog, 1926: EL CAPITAN. When exhibited at the Iris Show at the Universityof California last season, this noble Oriflamme X Mesopotamica seedling was given an Award of Merit on a rating of 95 points. Saved from nearly 450 seedlings of this parentage, the only one to be named, though many were fine, it has stood out among the manganese-violet bicolors as being of the best substance and largest size. These majestic flowers with flaring falls have the added advantage of a very extended season of bloom. Tall and vigorous in growth. One of the most conspicuous plants in the garden. Stock limited. $10.00.
| From Indian Spring Farms catalog, 1927: EL CAPITAN (Mohr 1926). A majestic manganese-violet bicolor with wide, flaring falls. It has an extended season of bloom. Tall and vigorous in growth, it is one of the most conspicuous plants in the garden. An Oriflamme X Mesopotamica Seedling that has been rated 9.5 and given an Award of Merit at a University of California show.$7.50 each.
| From Salbach catalog, 1937: One of the largest iris grown, supreme in its color class, graceful and well proportioned, this magnificent giant is an iris of dignity and grandeur. Striking for garden effect, and each of the candelabrum type stalks carry a large number of the immense blooms, giving it signal value as a cut flower. No garden should be without this most outstanding long-blooming, light violet blue iris. A sell-out for the past two seasons, so early ordering is advisable this season. H.M., AIS, 1929 . Early. Mid-season. 38 inches.
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