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■ (TB) 'Santa Barbara'

1925, Mohr-Mitchell

'Santa Barbara' ( William Mohr - Sydney B. Mitchell, R. 1925) TB, Early bloom. Color Class-B1L. I. mesopotamica x ('Kashmir White' x unknown).

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From Quality Gardens catalog 1930: SANTA BARBARA (Mohr 1925) M. 47" This is probably the finest, pure, lavender blue which has yet been introduced. Its color, size and spreading horizontal falls, make it an outstanding flower. Miss Grace Sturtevant states, “That if the color were more unusual I should rate it at 98.” However, there are so many of us who like the light blues and lavender blues that we welcome an outstanding flower in these shades. This is practically a perfect iris and we strongly recommend it. $1.00.
From Cooley's Wholesale pricelist, 1932: SANTA BARBARA. Here we have an iris which approaches perfection in the shape and size of its flowers, and in addition is possibly the finest and clearest lavender-blue so far introduced. The exhibition rating of 91 is well deserved. Having been in commerce sufficiently long to become fairly plentiful. It can now be bought at the following surprisingly low prices: Each 50c ; three for 90c ; ten for $2.00
From Carl Salbach catalog, 1935: Santa Barbara (Mohr). One of the finest of the pure lavender blues. The size, substance, spreading horizontal falls, well branched stalks and the vigor of growth entitle this beautiful iris to be rated with the highest. See color picture, page 19. Award of Merit, R. H. S. 40". 25c; 3 for 50c; 12 for $1.50

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