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■(TB) 'San Gabriel'

1921, Dean

'San Gabriel' (Jennett Dean, 1921). TB. Early bloom season. Color Class-B7L. I. mesopotamica x Unknown.

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From Indian Spring Farms catalog, 1927: SAN GABRIEL (Dean 1921). An early-flowering Iris of large size on the style of Lady Foster. S. light lavender-violet, arched; F. widely flaring slightly darker in color, finely reticulated dark brown at the haft. Stems tall and well branched. 48 inches. $3.00 each.
From Milliken Iris Garden catalog, 1949: SAN GABRIEL (Dean) We consider this one of the finest irises in cultivation for the milder climates. While not recommended for the East, where its exceptionally early growth often gets caught in a late freeze, for Southern California gardens this iris is ideal. The large flowers area lustrous lavender flushed with rosy mauve and have a decided and pleasing fragrance. San Gabriel comes into flower very early in the season, usually by the first of March, and continues blooming for many weeks. It is particularly vigorous and is the tallest iris we grow. We have actually measured stalks 6 feet high. The foliage is green and beautiful all year. 35c; 3 for 75c; 12 for $2.00.
From Carl Salbach iris catalog, 1938: SAN GABRIEL. A very large pinkish lavender of high excellence adding to its other merits the virtue of being early and long blooming. Well branched and very graceful. Contains half mesopotamica, and although some varieties having as much mesopotamica blood are hardy, San Gabriel is tender and does not winter well except in mild climates. Fragrant. 60-inch. 25c; 3 for 50c; 12 for $1.50.


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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-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
sangabriel.JPGJPG sangabriel.JPG manage 503 K 25 Jul 2018 - 02:27 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
sangabriel1.JPGJPG sangabriel1.JPG manage 460 K 25 Jul 2018 - 02:29 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
sangabriel9.JPGJPG sangabriel9.JPG manage 120 K 12 May 2023 - 19:55 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek Garden
sangabriel90.jpgjpg sangabriel90.jpg manage 156 K 12 May 2023 - 19:55 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek Garden
sangabriel91.jpgjpg sangabriel91.jpg manage 180 K 12 May 2023 - 19:56 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek Garden
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