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From Cooley’s Gardens catalog for 1937: “The Wm. Mohr seedling that stands almost 40 inches tall, with giant flowers of a uniform grey-lavender veined violet. There is a faint rosy glow over the entire blossom. … Unlike its famous parent, it produces seed from a number of interesting crosses planted in his garden. Wm. Mohr is so adverse to taking pollen successfully that only three or four instances of its doing so are known. ORMOHR is derived from crossing William Mohr with Anakim, and this latter variety came about by crossing Loetitia Michaud with Bruno. Thus we now have in the new Ormohr a result that is not only different and rare, but one that combines a quarter Bruno blood… something that in itself holds great promise. The plant has proven it’s ruggedness in a trying winter with low freezing temperatures, snow, ice, and late spring frosts, entirely without protection. It bloomed prolifically, as the illustration shows. The flowers are not only larger than Wm. Mohr but much better balanced in form. Shown on the cover. A wonderful acquisition for the plant breeder or the seeker of novelties.”

From National Iris Gardens catalog for 1945: “From Oregon comes this gigantic seedling of the famous Wm. Mohr. The color is palest lilac overcast silver, with veining of violet.”

From Schreiner’s Iris Lover’s catalog for 1947: “A flower larger than William Mohr carried on tall branching stems. It is a uniform grey-lavender with infiltrated veins and dots of violet similar to its famous parent though not as much contrast. Able to produce seed, it should prove of great value to the hybridizer. One of the largest iris.”

From Long’s gardens catalog for 1947: “Mammoth grey-lavender.”

From Cooley’s Gardens catalog for 1951: “One of the largest Irises in existence, and especially note worthy because it is a seedling of Wm MOHR. It reaches 40″ in height with several great blooms on well branched stalks. The color is pale lilac with a silvery cast, veined violet. Darker when first opening and in dull weather.”

From Marble Iris Gardens for 1952: “A pale lilac with a silvery cast veined violet. The flower is larger than Wm. Mohr and is carried on tall branching stems. It is very hardy and a good producer of seed.”

From Long’s gardens catalog for 1955: “Pleasing lilac with a silver cast, veined violet. Typical Mohr shape and size.”

(William Mohr X Anakim: Souv. de Loetitia Michaud x Bruno), HM 1939, AM 1940.

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Ormohr

Kleinsorge, R&I 1937

Iris Class: Bearded
Bearded Class: Tall Bearded
Age: 1930-1939
Fall Color: Purple
Standard Color: Purple
Pattern: Blend
Beard Color: Lavender
Hybridizer: Kleinsorge
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