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■(TB) 'Aurifero'

1927, Mohr-Mitchell

'Aurifero' (William Mohr and Sydney B. Mitchell, R. 1923), TB, Midseason bloom. Color Class-B1L. ('Marian Mohr 'x unknown) X 'Sherbert'. Mohr-Mitchell 1927.

Nursery listings: Salbach 1927; Berry 1937.

Additional nursery catalogs not listed: Fairmount (Nesmith) 1931.

See below:

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From Carl Salbach catalog, 1927: AURIFERO. This lovely seedling derives its name from the Spanish word for goldfinch. Its brilliant golden beard and its hafts completely covered with golden reticulations on white give to its center the glow which is its chief claim to distinction. The tall standards of palest lavender and the flaring falls flushed rosy lavender are of the finest finish and style. For a time a beautiful Marian Mohr seedling at Campos Altos tentatively bore this name. A crossing of this with Sherbet to increase its vigor and height achieved both and admirers of the mother may now find all her beauty in her daughter, besides 42-inch stems, large flowers and rampant growth. $ 7.50.
AURIFERO - (Marian Mohr x unknown) x Sherbert. Self B1L Mohr-Mitchell 1923-1927. Low and widely branched; very pale wistaria violet to bluish lavender, the haft conspicuously flushed amber to wax yellow; 45 in. S. domed; F. straight hanging; beard projecting, conspicuous, orange tipt. The yellow haft suggests a blend rather than a self. [R. S. Sturtevant, "Descriptions of Varieties, Part VI", A.I.S. Bulletin 53, (October 1934): 26.]
Peckham, E. (Ed.). (1940). Alphabetical iris check list: 1939, (p. 111). The American Iris Society.


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.

BobPries - 21 Apr 2019

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-- JanLauritzen - 2010-10-23
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Aurifero1.JPGJPG Aurifero1.JPG manage 142 K 24 Aug 2016 - 20:59 Main.TLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
AuriferoBHI.jpgjpg AuriferoBHI.jpg manage 59 K 14 Apr 2012 - 17:37 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Auritero_by_JanLauritzen.jpgjpg Auritero_by_JanLauritzen.jpg manage 72 K 23 Oct 2010 - 07:24 Main.janlauritzen Taken at the AIS 2009 Convention in Kansas City
IMG_7468.jpgjpg IMG_7468.jpg manage 269 K 21 Dec 2018 - 02:15 Main.davepote Photo by David Potembski, Presby 2016
aurifero.jpgjpg aurifero.jpg manage 38 K 30 Jan 2011 - 19:50 IrisP  
aurifero1-16.jpgjpg aurifero1-16.jpg manage 96 K 11 Jun 2016 - 22:05 Main.mikeu Photo taken at Presby Memorial Iris Gardens by Mike Unser
aurifero1.JPGJPG aurifero1.JPG manage 544 K 28 Apr 2018 - 03:01 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
aurifero2-16.jpgjpg aurifero2-16.jpg manage 94 K 11 Jun 2016 - 22:05 Main.mikeu Photo taken at Presby Memorial Iris Gardens by Mike Unser
aurifero2-20.jpgjpg aurifero2-20.jpg manage 305 K 14 Nov 2020 - 21:50 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
aurifero2.JPGJPG aurifero2.JPG manage 554 K 28 Apr 2018 - 03:03 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
aurifero3.JPGJPG aurifero3.JPG manage 131 K 08 Jun 2020 - 03:17 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
aurifero4-20.jpgjpg aurifero4-20.jpg manage 351 K 14 Nov 2020 - 21:49 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
aurifero5.JPGJPG aurifero5.JPG manage 127 K 27 Apr 2024 - 12:08 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek Garden
aurifero50.JPGJPG aurifero50.JPG manage 150 K 27 Apr 2024 - 12:08 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek Garden
aurifero51.JPGJPG aurifero51.JPG manage 127 K 27 Apr 2024 - 12:09 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek Garden
auriferomartin.JPGJPG auriferomartin.JPG manage 151 K 06 Dec 2021 - 23:14 Main.TLaurin Photo by Georgette Martin
Topic revision: r23 - 27 Apr 2024, TLaurin
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