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(TB) 'Captain Wells'

1941, Cook

'Captain Wells' (Paul Cook, R. 1941) TB. Midseason/Late bloom. Color Class R4D. fragrant. ((('Morning Splendor') x (('Seminole x 'Cinnabar') x ( 'Seminole' x 'Morning Splendor'))) x ('E. B. Williamson'). Cook, Longfield 1941. Honorable Mention 1942; Award of Merit 1943. 1949 Checklist citation: Bull. A.I.S. 90:3 July 1943.

Named for Captain Wells, one of General Anthony Wayne's famous officers, for whom Wells County, Indiana, was named.

Also listed in the following nursery catalogs: Fairmount 1946.

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From Fairmount Gardens catalog, 1948: CAPTAIN WELLS (P. Cook 1941) M. A deep glossy maroon purple with splendid habits of growth. A self, neat and finished in form with almost no haft markings. The whole flower has a shining surface that gives the rich color life and brilliance. H. M., A. I. S. 1942. A. M., A. I. S. 1943. Per. R. 89 1943. 38 in. $2.50.
CAPTAIN WELLS (Paul Cook, 1941) -Dark red, about the same color as SOLID MAHOGANY; a little venation on the haft, beard quite prominent. [Elis Nelson, "Varietal Notes on Red Irises," The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 110 (July 1948): 92.]

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