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■(AB) 'Witch Doctor'

1953, Plough

'Witch Doctor' OB- (Gordon Plough, R. 1953). Seedling 47-6-5. AB, EC, 28" (71 cm), Early to late bloom. . Lavender gray blend. TB seedling X 'Capitola'. Iris Test Garden, 1955. Honorable Mention 1956; Judges' Choice 1957; White Award 1960.

Also listed in TB web: 'Witch Doctor'.

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From Iris Test Garden Catalog, 1955: WITCH DOCTOR. (Plough 1955). E-L 28 inch No. 47-6-5 (W-Cream Seedling x Capitola). Here is an early Once Bred, strong and vigorous. The Standards are blue-lavender with buffy-tan mid rib. The falls from center down are a grayed-blue lavender with buffy-tan haft and heart. Falls are faintly bordered with buffy-tan bottom. The beard is yellow deep down fading out to blue at the tip of the beard. The flowers are as large as any Iris in commerce, and the flower might be called a larger glorified Conquest. Here is an eye stopper and will go places. Not much stock. $20.00
From Fleur De Lis Gardens catalog 1956: WITCH DOCTOR (Plough 1955) E. L. 30 in.(Cream seedling x Capitola). Another new hybrid of large size and beautiful form. The color is an unusual blending of lavender and gray. 15.00

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WITCHDOCTOR.jpgjpg WITCHDOCTOR.jpg manage 71 K 05 Jun 2010 - 00:11 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Elm Jensen
Witch Doctor (1).jpgjpg Witch Doctor (1).jpg manage 335 K 26 Sep 2021 - 03:50 Main.davepote Photo by David Potembski taken in my garden 2021, Finksburg, MD. Close up.
Witch Doctor.jpgjpg Witch Doctor.jpg manage 295 K 26 Sep 2021 - 03:49 Main.davepote Photo by David Potembski taken in my garden 2021, Finksburg, MD
WitchDoctor.jpgjpg WitchDoctor.jpg manage 26 K 21 Feb 2010 - 19:20 Main.Betsy881  
witchdoctor01.JPGJPG witchdoctor01.JPG manage 602 K 18 Aug 2016 - 21:12 Main.TLaurin Photo by HIPS Archives
Topic revision: r23 - 29 Sep 2021, Harloiris
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