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■(AB) 'Colossal'

1948, Marx

'Colossal' OB- (Walter Marx, R. 1948). AB, TMB, tall. Early bloom. Medium blue lavender self. 'William Mohr' X 'El Capitan'. Marx, 1946.

Also listed in TB web: 'Colossal'.

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From The Court Of Iris catalog, 1955: COLOSSAL (Marx '46) M-L 30" (Wm. Mohr X El Capitan. The really huge Mohr-type flowers are of a soft lavender violet with a darker veined patterning. $1.00
From Walter Marx Gardens catalog 1955: COLOSSAL (Marx 1946) Each 1.00. A seedling of Wm. Mohr and El Capitan. The gigantic flowers are as large or larger than Ormohr. The color is quite similar to Ormohr but it blooms at least 10 days to two weeks earlier. Vigorous grower.
From Supplement To The Comprehensive Checklist of Aril and Arilbred Iris by Sharon McAllister, April 2000: COLOSSAL AB (Walter Marx, R. 1948). Sdlg # NIA. TMB, tall, E. William Mohr X El Capitan. AIS Color Class: BlM (medium blue self). '76 CL: Medium blue-lavender self.Court of Iris: "huge Mohr-type flowers are of a soft lavender-violet with a darker veined patterning". Vallette: "huge violet Mohr." Marx, 1946. Notes: An OB- in both systems. Ref:AIS '49, p. 76; ASI '76, p. 26; Vallette, p. 189.

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Topic revision: r12 - 07 Nov 2022, TLaurin
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