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■(TB) 'Captain From Castile'

1947, DeForest

'Captain From Castile' ( Fred DeForest, R. 1947) TB. Late bloom. Color Class-Y8D. 'Vision Of Mirza' x 'Firecracker'.

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From Fleur De Lis Gardens catalog 1956: CAPTAIN FROM CASTILE (DeForest 1951) M. L. 38 in. (V. of Mirza x Firecracker). A new plicata with deep cream and yellow ground and heavy markings of orange red and cinnamon that are intensified across the haft and shoulders. H. M. 1952. 2.50.
"Captain from Castile is a yellow-ground plicata that is really yellow, with far more brightness and intensity than I have seen in any of the older plicatas like Balmung or Ruth Pollock. It is rounded in form, though slightly ruffled. In size, shape, and pattern of marking it is almost exactly like the same grower's New Hope, but the latter is dead white in ground color without a trace of yellow. I much prefer the yellow one." John Dolman, Jr. (Pennsylvania), “From Aldan to Walden and Points North, DeForest Plicatas Outstanding,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 123, (October 1951): 16.
CAPTAIN FROM CASTILE (DeForest) "One of the best of the new yellow plicatas. The color combination is pleasing, warm yellow and brown, and it is arranged in an orderly way. Form and substance are good." Jesse E. Wills (Tennessee), “Varietal Comment, Irises Seen in Nashville” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 123, (October 1951): 71.

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