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■(TB) 'Pretty Karen'

1973, Hamblen

'Pretty Karen' (Melba Hamblen, R. 1972) Seedling# H67-114-O. TB, 30" (76 cm). Midseason to late bloom. Standards ruffled violet-orchid; falls slightly lighter violet-orchid, deepening at edges to RHS 78C, ruffled; red beard. 'Flamingo Fling' sibling X ( 'Music Hall' x 'Adorable You'). Mission Bell 1973. Honorable Mention 1974.

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From AIS Bulletin #208 January 1973 Introducing PRETTY KAREN (Hamblen). 30", M-L. A "reverse neglecta" in tones of rose-orchid. Swirling stands above horizontally flared falls. Wide red beard. Sturdy stalks display flowers to advantage. Flamingo Fling sib X (Music x Adorable You). HC '72. $25.0. Mission Bell.
In the past few years Melba has given us three sibs of equal quality in varying shades of pink and orchid. The three—ORCHID WINGS, COUNTRY LILAC, and FLAMINGO FLING—will have some beautiful competition from H67-144-0. This one is a very ruffled orchid that goes to the top of the list in that color range. It will be introduced in 1973 as PRETTY KAREN, in honor of another granddaughter. [Ron Mullin, “An Iris Holiday.” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society #208 (January 1973):15.]

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