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(MDB) 'Miss C. M. Owen'

1889, Barr

'Miss Owen' (Barr and Sons, 1889) DB. Early bloom, Color Code-W2 (white) Barr 1889, 1893. ('Balkana' X 'I cengialti') AAA 126 ; Synonyms Balceng Miss Owen, Miss Owen.

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Balceng, very handsome hybrids of I. balkana x I. cengialti, the falls in the flowers being artistically flaked. They are intermediate in their period of blooming, filling the gap between the very earliest of the Dwarf bearded Irises and the taller and later flowering bearded Irises.
From Barr catalog 1906: Miss C. M. Owen. S. and F. white flaked blue; height 3/4 foot inches.
From Bonnewitz catalog 1920: Balceng, MISS C. M. OWEN. S. and F. white, with blue flakes; 8 in. 50 cts.
Barr 1906 catalog
Arnott provides the following in The Garden;Iris Balceng Miss C. M. Owen.— Hybrid Irises promise to become plentiful, but some who are not acquainted with the dwarfer hybrids may be pleased to hear of this one, which is not only easily procured, but is pretty and inexpensive.

It is one of a small series of hybrids between I. balkana and I. Ciengalti. It is now in bloom here (May 28) and has been flowering for about a week. The flowers are well raised above the plant, and here are 8 inches or 9 inches above the level of the soil. They are a pearly white, with purple veins. It is a delicately coloured Iris and of considerable beauty. — S. Arnott, Carsethorn, By Dumfries, N.B.

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