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■(TB) 'Dreamcastle'

1943, Cook

'Dreamcastle' (Paul Cook, R. 1943). TB. 38". Midseason bloom. Color Class R7L. Honorable Mention 1944; Award of Merit 1948. Cook 1943.

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Dreamcastle TB 1943 Longfield Listing.jpgDreamcastle.jpgDreamcastle.JPGDreamcastle12BHI.jpgdreamcastle9.JPGdreamcastle90.JPGDreamcastle Cooley 52.jpg


DREAMCASTLE Cook, 1943) Each $3.00. An orchid pink self, the segments very broad and of bright clear tones. The white beard, tinted lemon at the base, tends to emphasize the solid pink effect. One of the most sought after varieties. See page 20. AM AIS, 1948. Cooley's Iris catalog 1952, p. 13.
From Schreiner's 1947 Catalog: A beautiful orchid pink iris; a cool pink, not a blend. The near white beard emphasizes the solid orchid-pink coloring. The flower is full with beautiful domed standards and falls of exceptional width, full and rounded. this gives the flower an extraordinarily full, billowy effect. This iris brings the orchid color into the modern iris. An off-shoot of pink breeding, 'Dreamcastle' and its sister seedling 'Harriet Thoreau' began a long line of distinguished orchid and lavender irises. Cook 1943. Honorable Mention 1944; Award of Merit 1948.


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.

BobPries - 21 Apr 2019

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Dreamcastle TB 1943 Longfield Listing.jpgjpg Dreamcastle TB 1943 Longfield Listing.jpg manage 120 K 02 Feb 2024 - 16:02 EdenSprings 1943 Longfield Farms Introductory Listing
Dreamcastle.JPGJPG Dreamcastle.JPG manage 47 K 01 Feb 2011 - 18:07 IrisP  
Dreamcastle.jpgjpg Dreamcastle.jpg manage 11 K 19 Nov 2010 - 16:18 UnknownUser Courtesy of Mike Lowe from original HIPS website
Dreamcastle12BHI.jpgjpg Dreamcastle12BHI.jpg manage 80 K 17 Apr 2012 - 19:05 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Dreamcastle_Cooley_52.jpgjpg Dreamcastle_Cooley_52.jpg manage 153 K 22 Jan 2014 - 20:36 UnknownUser Cooley's Catalog 1952, p. 20.
dreamcastle9.JPGJPG dreamcastle9.JPG manage 134 K 25 Dec 2021 - 03:11 UnknownUser Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
dreamcastle90.JPGJPG dreamcastle90.JPG manage 152 K 25 Dec 2021 - 03:11 UnknownUser Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
Topic revision: r22 - 02 Feb 2024, EdenSprings
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