■(TB) 'Miss California'
, R. 1937) TB, Midseason bloom. Color Class-R7L. 40". 'Dauntless'
X 'Desert Gold'
. Honorable Mention 1938. Salbach 1937.
1939 Checklist citation: Bull. A.I.S. 69:62 April 1938 (Illustration); Bull. A.I.S. 71
:38 Oct. 1938.
See below: * * References
| From Quality Gardens, 1937: This iris is another of the newer race of large pinks. It is deeper in color than Morocco Rose and slightly veined. The beard is lemon yellow and the flower is a nice lilac pink of full form, carried on tall, branched stalks.
| For the first tilne I saw Miss California and recalled Mr. Salbach's enthusiastic description of this flower in the autumn of '35 when it was still an unnamed seedling. It is living up to his hopes with fine stalk, well branched, large flower of pleasing rose-purple tones, apparently hardy here. [Lucy W. Tinley, "Midwest Iris Notes", A.I.S. Bulletin 75 (December 1939): 17.]
| Miss California is very large, of superb form, a long, lovely blossom of lilac-pink with broad, hanging falls. Its great fans of foliage shoot vigorous, four-foot stalks which bloom for a long period. [Lila McCombs, “A Critical Evaluation of Older Irises”, The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 110 (July 1948): 58.]
Quick Summary of Cultural Directions
| FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION
| 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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