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■(AB) 'Blue Gate'

1959, Plough

'Blue Gate' OB- ( Gordon Plough, R. 1959). OX, Onco. 32" (81 cm). Early to midseason bloom. Standards grayed blue violet to buff gray; Falls buff gray washed and splashed blue violet; mustard brown beard. Sport of 'Eastmont': ('Snow Flurry' X 'Capitola'). Eden Road Iris Gardens, 1960.

Also listed in TB web: 'Blue Gate'.

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From AIS Bulletin #158, July 1960. Introducing BLUE GATE (Plough) EM. 32 in. (Sport of Eastmont). The standards are Hyacinth Blue splashed Aster Violet. Falls and base of standards buff gray heavily veined and dotted dark brown. Lower part of falls is heavily washed and splashed with same violet as standards. Diffused, wide, mustard-brown beard. Huge loaded pollen stamens. Fertile both ways. $20.00. Eden Road.
From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog 1963: BLUE GATE (Plough '60) EM-32". A sport of Eastmont that is very reminiscent of the true onco, Gatesii, but in shades of greyed blue. Diffused, wide, oncolike mustard brown beard. Extremely fertile both ways. Stamens huge, loaded with pollen; seed pods immense, 3-1/2" long. Will be widely sought by hybridizers since most Capitola derivatives are of very limited fertility. HM'61. Regularly $10; on $15 order $6.5O; on $25 order $4.5O.

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