, R. 1983). Seedling# H78-79E. TB, 36" (91 cm). Late midseason bloom. Standards smoky pink (RHS 55D); falls violet blue (90C), tan thumbprint at hafts; rusty orange beard tipped blue; slight spicy fragrance. Seedling# 76-27D: (('Fashion Fling'
x Lilac Flare
) x 'Sugarplum Fairy'
) X seedling# 76-26A: ('Sugarplum Fairy'
x 'Heavenly Harmony'
). Mission Bell 1984.
Note: There are earlier irises registered as 'Karen'. These are 'Karen'
by B. Y. Morrison (1924), 'Karen'
by Agnes Whiting (1954).
| From AIS Bulletin #252, January 1984 Introducing KAREN-36", ML. Broad petaled, elaborately ruffled bicolor. Smoky pink (RHS 550) closed standards above arched flaring falls of subtlely blended violet and blue (90C). Distinctive blue tips on rusty orange beards. Excellent branching and bud count. #H78-79E (sib to Butterfly Kiss). HC '83. Net $25.00. Mission Bell.
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