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■(TB) 'San Diego'

1929, Mohr-Mitchell

'San Diego' (William Mohr and Sydney B Mitchell, R. 1929). TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-B1M. 'Souv. De Mme Gaudichau' X 'El Capitan'. Salbach 1929; 1938; Bulletin of the AIS 37: 5 October 1930 illustrated; Orpington 1938; Peckham 1938; Honerable Mention AIS 1931; Bull. A.I.S. 42: 19 January 1932.

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Pages from 216 1975 01 08 San Diego.jpgSan Diego (9).jpegsandiego5.JPGsandiego50.JPGsandiego51.JPGSanDiegoSG.jpg


From Carl Salbach catalog, 1929: SAN DIEGO. This derivative of Gaudichau and El Capitan is identical in color with the former but by actual comparison is a great improvement in size, height, form and finish. By actual measurement made by Mr. Bonnewitz and Mr. Mitchell the flowers were 6 inches high and 7 inches wide, the broad falls being 3 inches wide compared with the 2 1/4 inches of those of Gaudichau. Stems 46 inches. Sold only in sets this year. If stock permits it will be offered in 1930 at $10.00
See John C. Wister Collection, Scott Arboretum Archives, Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College Wister%20Iris%20147%20--%20Iris%20San%20Diego%2066-11.jpg


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.

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Pages_from_216_1975_01_08_San_Diego.jpgjpg Pages_from_216_1975_01_08_San_Diego.jpg manage 1 MB 13 May 2017 - 17:48 Main.davepote Photo from AIS Bulletin 216, January 1975, p. 8.
San Diego (9).jpegjpeg San Diego (9).jpeg manage 89 K 15 Nov 2022 - 15:19 Main.davepote Photo by David Potembski taken in my garden 2019, Finksburg, MD. Source: John Rossini garden, 2012, Powhatan, VA.
SanDiegoSG.jpgjpg SanDiegoSG.jpg manage 70 K 14 Dec 2011 - 00:08 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Seagate Iris, UK
sandiego5.JPGJPG sandiego5.JPG manage 296 K 08 May 2024 - 02:47 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek Garden
sandiego50.JPGJPG sandiego50.JPG manage 202 K 08 May 2024 - 02:48 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek Garden
sandiego51.JPGJPG sandiego51.JPG manage 173 K 08 May 2024 - 02:48 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek Garden
Topic revision: r16 - 08 May 2024, TLaurin
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