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■(TB) 'Frieda Mohr'

1926, Mohr-Mitchell

'Frieda Mohr' (William Mohr and Sydney B. Mitchell, R. 1925). TB, Midseason bloom. Color Class R7M. locust fragrance. Bosniamac x I. mesopotamica . Salbach 1926; Indian Springs 1926; Sheets 1928; Berry 1938; The Royal Nurseries 1938; Wassenberg 1938; Schreiner 1939.

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From Carl Salbach catalog, 1926: FRIEDA MOHR. That this seedling has been given the name of the late Mrs. William Mohr should be sufficient indicationof the very high estimate in which we hold it. The unexpected result of an unusual series of crosses, it has for the last two years stood out in our trials as a tremendous advance in size, shape, substance of flowers, brilliance of color, andvigor of growth, over all earlier pink bi-colors. To say that it has light pinkish lilac standards and deep lilac rose falls gives little idea of its distinctive qualities. Stock limited. $25.00.
From Cooley's Wholesale pricelist, 1932: FRIEDA MOHR. Dependable anywhere, despite the fact that it was originated in California and contains tender blood. I have found it perfectly at home in Ohio, Minnesota, and New England, as well as in the moist climate of the Pacific Northwest. The color is a lively shade of violet-pink, standards slightly lighter than the falls. Its huge size and great height make it a leader in any color class. Each $1.00; three for $2.25; ten, $6.00.
FRIEDA MOHR, despite the conspicuous veining on the falls, is still one of the best pinks I have seen. It has the most satisfying perfume of any iris in the garden. [Dornblut, J., Bellingham, Wash. Varietal Notes, American Iris Society Bulletin 55(February 1935), 100.]
From Carl Salbach catalog, 1935: FRIEDA MOHR. One of if not the finest iris ever created. At this year's new low price we believe it to be the best "buy" in bearded iris. So striking and beautiful in mass as well as when cut, that it should be in every garden. The beauty of form and color is shown in the color picture. The flowers measure 6" inches from the top of the standards to the tip of the falls and 6 inches horizontally. The plants average 50 inches in height with the clean straight foliage in proportion, making it equally satisfactory as a specimen plant or for massing. Blooming time from midseason till very late. The flower substance is heavy, the branching rather high but well spaced, the growth vigorous and the increase very rapid. The luminosity of the flowers makes this variety especially desirable for landscape planting. Locust perfume . . . . 35c; 3 for 70c; 12 for $2.50.
I still like FRIEDA MOHR in a deeper tone of lilac-pink and would have included it if my list had been slightly longer. [Wills, Jesse, (1943). Older Iris I Would Buy Again, American Iris Society Bulletin, 89(April 1943), 14.]


Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

Hardiness Zones 4-8 for most varieties, Some cultivars tolerate colder, others tolerate warmer zones (please comment in comment box with your location if this cultivar grows well in zone 3, 4, 9, or 10.)
Exposure Prefers full sun for optimal performance, may still bloom in half-day shade
Water: Prefers well drained good garden soil, Tolerant of dry conditions in established plants, Intolerant of swampy conditions.
PH Prefers Neutral to basic solis 6.1 to 8.5, quite toleranr of more extreme conditions
Fertilizer Prefers rich conditions on relatively inorganic soils.

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FriedaMohrBHI.jpgjpg FriedaMohrBHI.jpg manage 75 K 18 Nov 2011 - 15:14 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
FriedaMohrBHI1.JPGJPG FriedaMohrBHI1.JPG manage 84 K 16 Aug 2021 - 19:35 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Frieda_Mohr.jpgjpg Frieda_Mohr.jpg manage 253 K 31 Oct 2016 - 14:25 BobPries From Salbach 1935 catalog
frieda-mohr1-16.jpgjpg frieda-mohr1-16.jpg manage 99 K 21 Aug 2016 - 06:34 Main.mikeu Photo taken at Presby Memorial Iris Gardens by Mike Unser
frieda-mohr2-16.jpgjpg frieda-mohr2-16.jpg manage 101 K 21 Aug 2016 - 06:34 Main.mikeu Photo taken at Presby Memorial Iris Gardens by Mike Unser
frieda_mohr_fl.jpgjpg frieda_mohr_fl.jpg manage 87 K 24 Jan 2012 - 04:29 IrisP  
friedamohr70.jpgjpg friedamohr70.jpg manage 160 K 09 May 2023 - 19:46 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek Garden
friedamohr71.jpgjpg friedamohr71.jpg manage 183 K 09 May 2023 - 19:46 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek Garden
friedamohr72.jpgjpg friedamohr72.jpg manage 148 K 09 May 2023 - 19:47 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek Garden
friedamohr73.jpgjpg friedamohr73.jpg manage 157 K 09 May 2023 - 19:47 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek Garden
friedamohr74.jpgjpg friedamohr74.jpg manage 156 K 09 May 2023 - 19:47 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek Garden
friedamohr75.jpgjpg friedamohr75.jpg manage 146 K 09 May 2023 - 19:47 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek Garden
friedamohr9.JPGJPG friedamohr9.JPG manage 155 K 26 Dec 2021 - 14:15 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
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