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■(TB) 'Casa Morena'

1943, DeForest

'Casa Morena' (Fred DeForest, R. 1941). TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class R4M. ((('Morning Splendor' x 'Germaine Perthuis') x ('Alta California')) x ( 'Rubeo' x 'Grace Sturtevant')) X ('Prairie Sunset'). Irisnoll 1943. Honorable Mention 1944; Award of Merit 1946.

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CASA MORENA (De forest, 1943) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00. Large flowers—yes, extra large—of deep, glistening, rich brown. Same solid color on standards and falls. Styles yellowish; beard brownish orange. Not just a novelty, but a flower that adds an entirely new, rich note to the garden picture. See the accurate picture on page 33—the picture, of course, is much reduced in size. Height 38 inches. HM AIS, 1944; AM, 1946. Cooley's Iris catalog 1952, p. 33.
From Tell's Iris Gardens catalog, 1951: CASA MORENA (De Forest '43). M. (Morning Splendor, Germain Pertheus, Alta Calif., Rubeo, Grace Sturtevant) x (Prairie Sunset). Lovely burnt sienna and chestnut. Blood for blends, reds and even plicatas. A.M. '46. $2.00

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-- BetsyHiggins - 2011-03-05
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Casa Morena 2 edit.jpgjpg Casa Morena 2 edit.jpg manage 718 K 27 Feb 2024 - 16:47 SusanAFlow  
CasaMorena01.JPGJPG CasaMorena01.JPG manage 71 K 10 Dec 2014 - 20:25 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
CasaMorena02.JPGJPG CasaMorena02.JPG manage 95 K 13 Aug 2021 - 12:19 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
CasaMorena12BHI.jpgjpg CasaMorena12BHI.jpg manage 61 K 15 Apr 2012 - 15:06 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
CasaMorena_Cooley_52.jpgjpg CasaMorena_Cooley_52.jpg manage 164 K 22 Jan 2014 - 21:30 Main.davepote Cooley's Catalog 1952, p. 33.
Casa_Morena.JPGJPG Casa_Morena.JPG manage 113 K 06 Jan 2017 - 05:37 IrisP Merian Park, Brüglingen, Switzerland
IMG_7335.jpgjpg IMG_7335.jpg manage 350 K 20 Dec 2018 - 23:42 Main.davepote Photo by David Potembski, Presby 2016
casamorena01.JPGJPG casamorena01.JPG manage 242 K 11 Apr 2020 - 01:52 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1965 Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog by Kate Brewitt
casamorena1.JPGJPG casamorena1.JPG manage 130 K 28 Aug 2019 - 20:37 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the A.H. Fischer slide collection
Topic revision: r28 - 05 Mar 2024, BrewItt
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