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■(SDB) 'Lenna M'

1964, Roberts

'Lenna M' (Earl Roberts, 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.

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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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LennaM01.JPGJPG LennaM01.JPG manage 47 K 25 Nov 2014 - 23:14 Main.TLaurin Photo by Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Lenna_M.JPGJPG Lenna_M.JPG manage 47 K 26 Jan 2011 - 15:23 IrisP  
lennam02.JPGJPG lennam02.JPG manage 78 K 02 Jul 2014 - 14:42 Main.TLaurin Photo by Bee Warburton
lennam03.JPGJPG lennam03.JPG manage 65 K 02 Jul 2014 - 14:44 Main.TLaurin Photo by Bee Warburton
lennam04.JPGJPG lennam04.JPG manage 70 K 17 Jul 2014 - 02:51 Main.TLaurin Photo by Lloyd Zurbrigg
lennam05.JPGJPG lennam05.JPG manage 57 K 27 Nov 2014 - 22:50 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
lennam1.jpgjpg lennam1.jpg manage 30 K 16 Nov 2018 - 03:18 Main.TLaurin Photo by Iriszkert Szasz-Hungary.
lennam2.jpgjpg lennam2.jpg manage 59 K 16 Nov 2018 - 03:19 Main.TLaurin Photo by Iriszkert Szasz-Hungary.
lennam4.jpgjpg lennam4.jpg manage 745 K 09 Aug 2017 - 21:10 Main.TLaurin Photo by Les Jardin du Chateau Vullierens-Switzerland
lennam97.JPGJPG lennam97.JPG manage 52 K 29 May 2014 - 19:38 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
lennam98.JPGJPG lennam98.JPG manage 98 K 29 May 2014 - 19:38 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
lennam99.JPGJPG lennam99.JPG manage 82 K 29 May 2014 - 19:39 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
Topic revision: r20 - 08 Feb 2019, Harloiris
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