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(AB) 'Mourning Dove'

1953, Craig

'Mourning Dove' OB- (Tom Craig, R. 1953). AB, EC, 32" (81 cm), Early bloom. Color Class-V5. Standards light gray, lavender gray toned; Falls yellow green tones, stippled and veined sandalwood to pale tan. 'Mariposa Mia' X 'Capitola'. Craig, 1953.

Also listed in TB web: 'Mourning Dove'. Not to be confused with IB 'Mourning Dove' by Sarah Toedt, 1932.

Note: See Reference area below re: conflicting cultivar spelling. See: 'Mohrning Dove'.

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AIS '59 Check List and Iris Register list Mourning Dove. Numerous catalogs list Mohrning Dove.
From the 1959 Check List: MOURNING DOVE (Tom Craig, R. 1953) Eupogocyclus hybrid, 22", E, Color Class-V5. S. light gray, lavender toned (Moonbeam & Pearlshell, M&P); F. yellow-green tones (eucalyptus to old ivory) stippled and veined sandalwood fading to pale tan; beards amber-plumbago gray. Large Mohr-type flower. Effect lavender-gray veined warm buffy gray. Mariposa Mia x Capitola.  
From Craig catalog, 1953: MOHRNING DOVE (Craig)-An immense and curiously patterned broad flaring dove-gray Mohr. $7.50
From The Court Of Iris catalog, 1955: MOHRNING DOVE (Craig '53) E 32". (Mariposa Mia X Capitola). The large Mohr type blooms have light lavender-gray standards and falls of yellow-green, stippled and veined in sandalwood. A beauty. $7.50.
From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog 1965: MOHRNING DOVE (Craig '53) E-32". Very heavy second bloom, starting in early Dec. An On cobred & one of my favorites. Immense flower, curiously & interestingly patterned. Standards soft dove grey; falls grey, flushed yellow-green, stippled & veined sandalwood. A beauty! Mariposa Mia X Capitola. Regularly $2.00; on $15 order 2 for $1.80; on $25 order 3 for $1.70.
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