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■(TB) 'Karen Christine'

1985, Ensminger

'Karen Christine' (Allan Ensminger, R. 1984). Seedling# 78-77. TB, 35" (89 cm), Late midseason bloom. Standards white with magenta (HCC 27/3) infusion that is darker at base and extends up midrib; falls white with magenta infusion that is darker in center and extends in a slightly darker line from tip of beard down center; beard fire red (15/2) deep in heart with 1/4" bishops violet tip; slight sweet fragrance. 'Pink Sleigh' X seedling# 75-18: (seedling# 71-23: (seedling# 64-12 x 'Stepping Out') x seedling# 71-31: (('Faydy Girl' x 'Rippling Waters') x sibling)). Varigay Gardens 1985. Exhibition Certificate 1983; Honorable Mention 1987.

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Photo by Blue J IrisPhoto by Blue J IrisPhoto by Don McQueen-London,Ont.-Canada Zone 5Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.Photo by Don McQueen-taken at McMillenPhoto by Don McQueen-taken at McMillenPhoto by Blue J IrisPhoto by Don McQueen-taken at McMillenPhoto by Don McQueen-taken at McMillenPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.

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From AIS Bulletin #256 January 1985 Introducing KAREN CHRISTINE. Sdlg. 78-77 would have been overlooked were it not for our granddaughter, Karen Christine. This seedling was supposed to be a pink iris variegata with splashes and stripes of violet. Even though it was judged best seedling in the 1983 Lincoln Iris Show, it was not variegated so we failed to see its beauty. However, our granddaughter has impeccable taste and she avows that 78-77 is the most beautiful iris in our garden. So we named it after her. The two very beautiful KAREN CHRISTINES are pictured above. You may purchase the one on the left for $25.00. Varigay Gardens.
 


Culture

Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION Sort
Hardiness Zones 4-8 for most varieties, Some cultivars tolerate colder, others tolerate warmer zones (please comment in comment box with your location if this cultivar grows well in zone 3, 4, 9, or 10.)
Exposure Prefers full sun for optimal performance, may still bloom in half-day shade
Water: Prefers well drained good garden soil, Tolerant of dry conditions in established plants, Intolerant of swampy conditions.
PH Prefers Neutral to basic solis 6.1 to 8.5, quite toleranr of more extreme conditions
Fertilizer Prefers rich conditions on relatively inorganic soils.

-- BobPries - 2011-03-07

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-- KentPfeiffer - 2010-08-04
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
KarenChristine02.JPGJPG KarenChristine02.JPG manage 73 K 28 Mar 2014 - 14:09 TerryLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
KarenChristine03.JPGJPG KarenChristine03.JPG manage 74 K 28 Mar 2014 - 14:10 TerryLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
KarenChristine071.JPGJPG KarenChristine071.JPG manage 39 K 26 Sep 2012 - 15:36 TerryLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
KarenChristineBHI.jpgjpg KarenChristineBHI.jpg manage 75 K 18 Nov 2011 - 23:48 BetsyHiggins Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
karenchristine03.JPGJPG karenchristine03.JPG manage 671 K 20 Apr 2018 - 18:47 TerryLaurin Photo by Don McQueen-London,Ont.-Canada Zone 5
karenchristine04.JPGJPG karenchristine04.JPG manage 64 K 14 May 2014 - 20:53 TerryLaurin Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
karenchristine06.JPGJPG karenchristine06.JPG manage 201 K 04 Mar 2019 - 02:37 TerryLaurin Photo by Don McQueen-taken at McMillen's Iris Garden-Norwich-Ontario-Canada
karenchristine07.JPGJPG karenchristine07.JPG manage 202 K 04 Mar 2019 - 02:39 TerryLaurin Photo by Don McQueen-taken at McMillen's Iris Garden-Norwich-Ontario-Canada
karenchristine08.JPGJPG karenchristine08.JPG manage 489 K 04 Mar 2019 - 02:40 TerryLaurin Photo by Don McQueen-taken at McMillen's Iris Garden-Norwich-Ontario-Canada
karenchristine09.JPGJPG karenchristine09.JPG manage 414 K 04 Mar 2019 - 02:42 TerryLaurin Photo by Don McQueen-taken at McMillen's Iris Garden-Norwich-Ontario-Canada
karenchrstine05.JPGJPG karenchrstine05.JPG manage 62 K 16 Apr 2014 - 02:42 TerryLaurin Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
Topic revision: r20 - 12 Mar 2023, Harloiris
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