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■(TB) 'Karen'

1984, Hamblen

'Karen' (Melba Hamblen, 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. High Commendation 1983; Favorite Guest 1985; Honorable Mention 1986, Award of Merit 1988.

Note: There are earlier irises registered as 'Karen'. These are 'Karen' by B. Y. Morrison (1924), 'Karen' by Agnes Whiting (1954).

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Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.Photo by Jeanette GrahamPhoto scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collectionPhoto by IriswarehousePhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto scanned from the 1987 Schreiners catalogue by Terry Laurin

References:

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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-- BobPries - 2011-03-07
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
BHP_0894-X2_karen.jpgjpg BHP_0894-X2_karen.jpg manage 127 K 20 Feb 2016 - 23:00 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
Karen12BHI.jpgjpg Karen12BHI.jpg manage 76 K 22 Apr 2012 - 14:57 BetsyHiggins Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
karen01.jpegjpeg karen01.jpeg manage 66 K 02 Sep 2014 - 19:24 TerryLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham
karen02.JPGJPG karen02.JPG manage 76 K 01 Jul 2014 - 03:03 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
karen03.jpgjpg karen03.jpg manage 69 K 07 Aug 2017 - 02:29 TerryLaurin Photo by Iriswarehouse
karen9.JPGJPG karen9.JPG manage 308 K 27 Oct 2020 - 22:08 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the 1987 Schreiners catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r23 - 03 Mar 2023, DougChyz
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