■(LA) 'The Khan'
( Caroline Dormon
, R. 1949) LA. Color Class-R1D. 'Haile Selassie'
. Recorded as Vinie in 49 Checklist; Class renamed Louisiana Iris. High Commendation 1950 (under name), Honorable Mention 1951, DeBaillon Award 1955.
| From Milliken Gardens catalog, 1952: THE KHAN (Caroline Dorman) Tall, dark, and extremely handsome is this lordly black-violet offspring of Haile Selassie x Cardinalis. The most outstanding feature of this beautiful King of the Bayous is the signal patch which Miss Dorman calls a "headlight crest". This is something new and has created quite a stir in home waters. 3 ft. (See illustration on opposite page.) $12.5O.
| From Walter Marx Gardens catalog 1955: THE KHAN. Each 5.00. The finest of the dark Louisianas. Color is velvety black violet with unusually brilliant orange spears. Extremely large and most desirable.
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