Karen

B.Y. Morrison, 1924
Iris Class:
Bearded
Bearded Class:
Tall Bearded
Age:
1920-1929
Fall Color:
Magenta/Plum
Standard Color:
Mauve/Rose
Pattern:
Bitone
Beard Color:
Orange/Deep Yellow
Hybridizer:
Morrison BY

Full Description

TB, S9L

Fuchsia bi-tone. At one time this iris was thought lost and the name was released to be applied to another variety (Whiting, 1954), but that variety was never introduced so the name was again released to Melba Hamblen (Karen 1984). The original has since come to light again and now there are three registered irises named Karen.

Provenance: Image 2 from garden of Lmunro, Newfoundland NJ 2010; iris acquired from Annamae Cummings, 2004.