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(TB) 'Contra Costa'

1946, Mitchell

'Contra Costa' (Sydney B. Mitchell, R. 1946) TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-S5D. Plicata seedling x plicata seedling.

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From Carl Salbach catalog 1947: CONTRA COSTA. A pale buff bronze plicata with brown central marking, large, broad well-shaped flowers well spaced on 40", low, widely branched stems. Standards light buff bronze, falls paler and slightly edged cinnamon brown, with attractive strong brown markings at the base of both. A fine distinct garden plant. The Spanish name is that of the county in which it was raised. Each. $7.50.
From Milliken Iris Gardens catalog, 1948: CONTRA COSTA (Mitchell) One of Sidney Mitchell's new charming plicatas with theirsoft colorings and delicate markings. This one has cinnamon etching and dotting on a buffy ground color. 3 feet. $5.00.

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