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■(TB) 'Betty Dunn'

1995, Niswonger

'Betty Dunn' (O. David Niswonger, R. 1995). Seedling# 36-89. TB, 33" (84 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards near-white, slight pink basal flush; style arms white, pink center streak; falls salmon pink, white rim; beards tangerine. Seedling# 7-81: ('Coral Strand' x 'Lisa Ann') X 'Champagne Elegance'. Cape Iris 1995. Honorable Mention 1998.

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From AIS Bulletin #297 April 1995 Introducing BETTY DUNN (Niswonger '95) Sdlg. 36-89: 7-81: (Coral Strand x Lisa Ann) X Champagne Elegance. TB, 33" (84 cm), M. This salmon pink amoena has a white rim around the falls. There is a slight flush of pink at the base of the white standards. A bright tangerine beard adds to the distinction of this iris. It is named in honor of Betty J. Dunn who used the iris as a symbol of hope in the Mental Health movement in Connecticut and later by The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. She was known as the Iris Lady. She was the wife of Joseph M. Dunn of Bethel CT. She promoted the use of potted irises to raise funds for Mental Health research. Specifically, genetic research in Schizophrenia. $35.00. Cape Iris.

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Betty-DunnCT.jpgjpg Betty-DunnCT.jpg manage 38 K 27 Oct 2011 - 18:47 Main.Betsy881 Photo by C & T Iris Patch
Betty-DunnN.jpgjpg Betty-DunnN.jpg manage 19 K 21 Oct 2011 - 14:02 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
BettyDunn05.JPGJPG BettyDunn05.JPG manage 73 K 22 Dec 2016 - 15:27 Main.TLaurin Photo by Elizabeth Rieniets
BettyDunnBJ.jpgjpg BettyDunnBJ.jpg manage 62 K 29 Jan 2012 - 15:34 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Blue J Iris
bettydunn01.jpgjpg bettydunn01.jpg manage 63 K 01 Nov 2014 - 21:53 Main.TLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
bettydunn02.JPGJPG bettydunn02.JPG manage 530 K 13 Nov 2017 - 02:46 Main.TLaurin Photo by Elizabeth Rieniets
bettydunn4.jpgjpg bettydunn4.jpg manage 45 K 29 Mar 2013 - 01:13 Main.TLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
Topic revision: r15 - 13 Oct 2022, Harloiris
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