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■ (TB) 'Conquistador'

1923, Mohr

'Conquistador' (William Mohr, R. 1921) TB, 42-56", Midseason bloom. Color code-B1M. ('Juniata' X Iris mesopotamica ). Mohr 1923. Synonym: Conquestador.

Nursery listings: Campos Altos (Mitchell) 1923; Salbach 1926; Treasure Oak (Danenhauer) 1927 [Conquestador]; Treholme (Sheets) 1928 [Conquestador]; Gottschall 1931 [Conquestador]; Berry 1938; Perry 1938; Katkamier 1939.

Additional nurseries not listed: Tip Top 1936.

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Conquistador.JPGconquistador1.jpgConquistador11.JPGConquistador12BHI.jpgconquistador5.JPGconquistador50.JPGconquistador51.JPGConquistadorAA.jpgConquistadorRT.jpg

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Awaiting original catalog description
Conquistador (Mohr, 1923). A very tall vigorous plant with fine foliage and very large deep mauve to light violet flowers. The size and height make it an outstanding feature in our garden. Very vigorous. One of Mr. Mohr's favorites. (Introducer's description) - - - $1.00. [Longfield Iris Farm catalog, 1930]
 
S.S. Berry 1925 catalog says "Conquistador (Mohr). A gigantic, strong-growing Iris, without a rival for sheer magnificence in the garden; huge flowers on stout stems 5 to 6 feet tall. $5.00."
The Cornell Agriculture Experimental Station Memoir #100, 1926 provides the following description: "Color effect a light violet self, falls slightly more intense; size large; form long, open, oblong rounded; flowering habit free; tall bearded class; height 42 in.; branching fastigiate, high, 2 laterals. A flower of good to extra firm substance; firm texture; slightly creped surface; good fragrance; good lasting quality. Its height and large blooms make it a good landscape variety. Useful in the clump or as a cut flower.
Standards lavender-violet, with broken brownish reticulations; carriage cupped, arched; blade obovate, notched, undulate, ruffled and frilled, revolute, creped at edge; size 2 ½ in. wide, 4 in. long. Falls haematoxylin violet, reticulated broadly with burnt umber on the gray-white outer haft; carriage flaring to drooping; wedge-shaped, convex, obcordate; smooth or slightly cockled; size 2 ½ in wide, 4 ½ in. long. Minor parts: beard coarse, dense, projecting, conspicuous, orange-colored; haft broad, channeled; reticulations broad, broken, widely spaced; style-branches narrow, overarching, violet; crest large, fringed, recurved; pollen plentiful; spathe-valves scarious. Growth vigorous; increase rapid; habit open; foliage stiff, leaves broad, deep glaucous green; 2 blooms open at once, floriferous; stalk stately, erect with 5 buds.
Parentage mesopotamica x Juniata. Its mesopotamica blood may tend to make it tender in some exposed positions. Gives a fine color mass." [2nTB X Iris mesopotamica Dykes].
Peckham, E. (Ed.). (1940). Alphabetical iris check list: 1939, (p. 173). The American Iris Society.

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-- Main.RPries - 2010-01-08
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Conquistador.JPGJPG Conquistador.JPG manage 41 K 01 Feb 2011 - 05:46 IrisP  
Conquistador11.JPGJPG Conquistador11.JPG manage 87 K 13 Aug 2021 - 21:43 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Conquistador12BHI.jpgjpg Conquistador12BHI.jpg manage 63 K 15 Apr 2012 - 22:37 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
ConquistadorAA.jpgjpg ConquistadorAA.jpg manage 46 K 14 Feb 2011 - 23:54 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Argyle Acres
ConquistadorRT.jpgjpg ConquistadorRT.jpg manage 29 K 22 Jan 2012 - 15:52 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Rick Tasco
conquistador1.jpgjpg conquistador1.jpg manage 52 K 13 Sep 2015 - 22:57 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
conquistador5.JPGJPG conquistador5.JPG manage 251 K 26 Apr 2024 - 02:32 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek Garden
conquistador50.JPGJPG conquistador50.JPG manage 420 K 26 Apr 2024 - 02:32 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek Garden
conquistador51.JPGJPG conquistador51.JPG manage 182 K 26 Apr 2024 - 02:34 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek Garden
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