■(SIB) 'Harpswell's Princess Karen'

1996, McEwen

'Harpswell's Princess Karen' ( Currier McEwen, R. 1996). Seedling T(7)85/97(4). SIB (tet.), height 36" (90 cm), Midseason to late bloom. Standards gentian blue (RHS 94D) ground veined deeper (94A) giving overall effect of bluebird blue (94B); style arms bluebird blue aging lighter (94C); Falls very dark blue (darker than 94A, aging to 94A), green (148D) signal. 'Regency Buck' X T(8)82/114: ( 'Adj' x 'Dear Dianne'). Eartheart 1997.

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From AIS Bulletin #305 April 1997 Introducing HARPSWELL'S PRINCESS KAREN (T7 S85/97 (4)): Tetraploid, midseason to late. One of the finest Siberian irises we have seen. Selected as a worthy memorial to our dear friend, Karen Merryman, beloved by the entire Harpswell community. Lovely 5-1/2" flowers are held on tall, 36" stalks. Very dark blue (darker than RHS 94A) falls contrast with lighter (94D) standards and are enhanced by green signals (148D). Form is round and ruffled. Regency Buck x (Adj x Dear Dianne). $35.00. Eartheart Gardens.

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