■(SDB) 'Lenna M'
, R. 1964). Seedling# 64R13. SDB, 10" (25 cm), Early bloom. Color Class-OlP, Standards pink; falls pink, deeper beige spot, white-pink border; white beard tipped red. (TB orchid seedling. x 'Barium Gold'
) X Zickler seedling: (('Twilight Sky'
x white pumila
) x ('Desert Song'
x white I. pumila
)). Roberts 1966.
| The finest of the pinks was named LENNA M in honor of my sister, Lenna M. Creedon. The pink color is about the color range of 'HAPPY BIRTHDAY', but with a deeper beige-pink spot on the falls and a wider pink edge, the beard white tipped red. LENNA M was introduced in 1966, just two years after its maiden bloom, with around 30 plants available. [Earl R. Roberts, “A New Color Class in Medians,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 184 (January 1967): 48.]
| Just about the time the blues, lilacs, yellows and whites seemed to have a monopoly, along came LENNA M. This Roberts '66 introduction was the first of the SDB pinks. Just for that fact, one would be willing to forgive a few faults, but forgiveness isn't called for. LENNA M has the growth habits an irisarian respects-it increases and blooms its fool head off on nicely branched stalks. The flowers have substance, nice form, and color! Marvelous to see this, it adds immeasurably to the garden picture. [Carol Ramsey, “Standard Dwarfs---1969,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 194 (July 1969): 68.]
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