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■(TB) 'San Francisco'

1927, Mohr

'San Francisco' (William Mohr, R. 1927) TB 44" Midseason bloom. Color Class-W8. Purple and white plicata. ('Conquistador' x 'Parisiana') X 'Esplendido'. American Dykes Medal 1927.

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From Carl Salbach catalog, 1927: SAN FRANCISCO. Tall stems, branching low and widely like a candelabra, carry the largE white flowers, of which both standards and falls are distinctly edged lavender. In size, shape, substance there is nothing to approach it among the older plicatas, only the color pattern tells us it should be classed with them. $ 25.00.
SAN FRANCISCO. A four-foot plicata that has been awarded the Dykes medal by the American Iris Society. No other plicata approaches it in size and grandeur, heaviness of texture, or wide and low branching habit. It is not an iris for severe climates, but is worth the protection of a box or glass covering during the winter. In warmer sections it grows perfectly and is one of the truly "greats" of the iris world. At the price quoted it is worth trying even if you fail with it. Each $2.00; three for $5.25; ten for $15.00. Cooley's Wholesale pricelist, 1932.


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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-- MichaelGreenfield - 2010-01-08
  • TB San Francisco was blooming at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, zone 4b, approximately June 1-14, in 2017. During this bloom season, it only reached a height of 36". -- HollyJohnson2017-04-01 - 16 Sep 2017
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20170601_120604TB San Francisco  (2RS).jpgjpg 20170601_120604TB San Francisco (2RS).jpg manage 114 K 16 Sep 2017 - 18:17 HollyJohnson2017-04-01 A single bud of TB San Francisco. Photo taken by Holly Johnson at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, zone 4b, 6/01/2017.
20170605_160259TB San Francisco (2RS).jpgjpg 20170605_160259TB San Francisco (2RS).jpg manage 364 K 16 Sep 2017 - 18:32 HollyJohnson2017-04-01 A small clump of TB San Francisco. Photo taken by Holly Johnson at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, zone 4b, 6/05/2017.
20170605_160329TB San Francisco (2RS).jpgjpg 20170605_160329TB San Francisco (2RS).jpg manage 141 K 16 Sep 2017 - 18:35 HollyJohnson2017-04-01 Top view of style arms of TB San Francisco. Photo taken by Holly Johnson at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, zone 4b, 6/05/2017.
20170605_160358TB San Francisco (3RS).jpgjpg 20170605_160358TB San Francisco (3RS).jpg manage 221 K 16 Sep 2017 - 18:37 HollyJohnson2017-04-01 Side view of TB San Francisco. Photo taken by Holly Johnson at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, zone 4b, 6/05/2017.
20170610_081725TB San Francisco (2RS).jpgjpg 20170610_081725TB San Francisco (2RS).jpg manage 125 K 16 Sep 2017 - 18:50 HollyJohnson2017-04-01 TB San Francisco. Photo taken by Holly Johnson at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, zone 4b, 6/10/2017.
SANFRANCISCO01.JPGJPG SANFRANCISCO01.JPG manage 56 K 29 Mar 2015 - 14:38 UnknownUser Photo by Aitken's Salmon Creek Garden
SanFrancisco.jpgjpg SanFrancisco.jpg manage 39 K 08 Jan 2010 - 17:45 MichaelGreenfield Photo by John Bruce
SanFrancisco01.JPGJPG SanFrancisco01.JPG manage 138 K 12 Feb 2018 - 02:55 UnknownUser Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
SanFrancisco02.JPEGJPEG SanFrancisco02.JPEG manage 26 K 10 May 2014 - 13:32 UnknownUser Photo courtesy of Mike Lowe from original HIPS website
SanFrancisco02.JPGJPG SanFrancisco02.JPG manage 146 K 12 Feb 2018 - 02:54 UnknownUser Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
SanFrancisco09.jpgjpg SanFrancisco09.jpg manage 180 K 09 Feb 2021 - 22:46 UnknownUser Photo by Damon Gardens
SanFrancisco11.JPGJPG SanFrancisco11.JPG manage 86 K 30 Aug 2021 - 14:53 UnknownUser Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
SanFrancisco12BHI.JPGJPG SanFrancisco12BHI.JPG manage 67 K 03 May 2012 - 18:50 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
SanFrancisco9.jpgjpg SanFrancisco9.jpg manage 211 K 28 Jan 2021 - 02:44 UnknownUser Photo by Lori Rhodes- Crafton Hills Iris Farm
SanFranciscoAAA.jpgjpg SanFranciscoAAA.jpg manage 27 K 19 Feb 2011 - 18:41 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Argyle Acres
SanFranciscoRT.jpgjpg SanFranciscoRT.jpg manage 32 K 22 Jan 2012 - 20:18 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Rick Tasco
SanFranciscojb.jpgjpg SanFranciscojb.jpg manage 185 K 29 Sep 2016 - 21:41 Main.Harloiris Photo by John Black, zone 4, Montana
San_Francisco_.jpgjpg San_Francisco_.jpg manage 70 K 30 Jan 2010 - 20:28 GaryKeller G Keller Zone 6 May 12
San_Francisco_KWW.jpgjpg San_Francisco_KWW.jpg manage 50 K 16 Jan 2017 - 19:06 Main.KWalker Photo by Ken Walker; my garden, Concord, CA
san-francisco5-07.jpgjpg san-francisco5-07.jpg manage 388 K 17 May 2021 - 16:32 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
san_francisco-X2.jpgjpg san_francisco-X2.jpg manage 194 K 19 Feb 2016 - 00:04 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
sanfran03.JPGJPG sanfran03.JPG manage 79 K 16 Jun 2014 - 20:21 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
sanfran04.JPGJPG sanfran04.JPG manage 83 K 16 Jun 2014 - 20:23 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
sanfrancisco01.jpgjpg sanfrancisco01.jpg manage 58 K 22 Aug 2014 - 19:13 UnknownUser Photo by Iris City Gardens
sanfrancisco02.jpgjpg sanfrancisco02.jpg manage 95 K 08 Aug 2017 - 21:39 UnknownUser Photo by Iriswarehouse
sanfrancisco5.JPGJPG sanfrancisco5.JPG manage 150 K 08 May 2024 - 02:53 UnknownUser Photo by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek Garden
sanfrancisco50.JPGJPG sanfrancisco50.JPG manage 157 K 08 May 2024 - 02:54 UnknownUser Photo by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek Garden
sanfrancisco7.jpgjpg sanfrancisco7.jpg manage 38 K 25 Mar 2013 - 20:33 UnknownUser Photo by His Iris Garden
sanfranciscoSG.jpgjpg sanfranciscoSG.jpg manage 17 K 01 Jul 2012 - 20:19 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Seagate Irises-United Kingdom
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