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■(TB) 'Miss California'

1937, Salbach

'Miss California' (Carl Salbach, R. 1937) TB, Midseason bloom. Color Class-R7L. 40". 'Dauntless' X 'Desert Gold'. Honorable Mention 1938. Salbach 1937.

1939 Checklist citation: Bull. A.I.S. 69:62 April 1938 (Illustration); Bull. A.I.S. 71:38 Oct. 1938.

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From Quality Gardens, 1937: This iris is another of the newer race of large pinks. It is deeper in color than Morocco Rose and slightly veined. The beard is lemon yellow and the flower is a nice lilac pink of full form, carried on tall, branched stalks.
For the first tilne I saw Miss California and recalled Mr. Salbach's enthusiastic description of this flower in the autumn of '35 when it was still an unnamed seedling. It is living up to his hopes with fine stalk, well branched, large flower of pleasing rose-purple tones, apparently hardy here. [Lucy W. Tinley, "Midwest Iris Notes", A.I.S. Bulletin 75 (December 1939): 17.]
Miss California is very large, of superb form, a long, lovely blossom of lilac-pink with broad, hanging falls. Its great fans of foliage shoot vigorous, four-foot stalks which bloom for a long period. [Lila McCombs, “A Critical Evaluation of Older Irises”, The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 110 (July 1948): 58.]


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.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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-- Main.RPries - 2010-12-15
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
IMG_2147.jpgjpg IMG_2147.jpg manage 387 K 23 Dec 2018 - 23:26 UnknownUser Photo by David Potembski, My Garden 2013, Reston, VA
MISS_CALIFORNIA_(Salbach_1937).JPGJPG MISS_CALIFORNIA_(Salbach_1937).JPG manage 712 K 14 Aug 2016 - 21:38 PerryDyer  
MissCalifornia-WEB.jpgjpg MissCalifornia-WEB.jpg manage 64 K 04 Jan 2012 - 01:38 Main.jesseejames growing well Missoula Montana
MissCalifornia01.JPGJPG MissCalifornia01.JPG manage 59 K 26 Nov 2014 - 16:38 UnknownUser Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
MissCalifornia12BHI.jpgjpg MissCalifornia12BHI.jpg manage 63 K 27 Apr 2012 - 14:00 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
MissCaliforniaRT.jpgjpg MissCaliforniaRT.jpg manage 29 K 22 Jan 2012 - 19:15 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Rick Tasco-Superstition Iris Gardens
Miss_California.jpgjpg Miss_California.jpg manage 13 K 15 Dec 2010 - 15:05 UnknownUser Courtesy of Mike Lowe from original HIPS website
Miss_California_fl.jpgjpg Miss_California_fl.jpg manage 71 K 18 Feb 2011 - 06:26 IrisP  
misscalifornia01.jpgjpg misscalifornia01.jpg manage 33 K 01 Jun 2017 - 21:53 UnknownUser Photo by Sandy Gessner Eggertson-Merlebleu Iris Garden-Manitoba,Canada
misscalifornia09.JPGJPG misscalifornia09.JPG manage 196 K 01 Jun 2022 - 18:48 UnknownUser Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
misscalifornia090.JPGJPG misscalifornia090.JPG manage 197 K 01 Jun 2022 - 18:50 UnknownUser Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
misscalifornia1.JPGJPG misscalifornia1.JPG manage 639 K 11 Jul 2018 - 20:02 UnknownUser Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
misscalifornia2.JPGJPG misscalifornia2.JPG manage 686 K 11 Jul 2018 - 20:03 UnknownUser Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
misscalifornia8.JPGJPG misscalifornia8.JPG manage 170 K 12 Jan 2024 - 15:19 UnknownUser Photo by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek Garden
misscalifornia9.jpgjpg misscalifornia9.jpg manage 103 K 13 Feb 2021 - 14:01 UnknownUser Photo by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris Garden
Topic revision: r31 - 12 Jan 2024, TLaurin
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