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■(TB) 'Pretty Karen'

1973, Hamblen

'Pretty Karen' (Melba Hamblen, R. 1972) Seedling# H67-114-O. TB, 30" (76 cm). Midseason to late bloom. Standards ruffled violet-orchid; falls slightly lighter violet-orchid, deepening at edges to RHS 78C, ruffled; red beard. 'Flamingo Fling' sibling X ( 'Music Hall' x 'Adorable You'). Mission Bell 1973. Honorable Mention 1974.

In the past few years Melba has given us three sibs of equal quality in varying shades of pink and orchid. The three—ORCHID WINGS, COUNTRY LILAC, and FLAMINGO FLING—will have some beautiful competition from H67-144-0. This one is a very ruffled orchid that goes to the top of the list in that color range. It will be introduced in 1973 as PRETTY KAREN, in honor of another granddaughter. [Ron Mullin, “An Iris Holiday.” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society #208(January 1973): 15.]

Pretty Karen TB.jpg

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