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Ran into something that puzzled me in a catalog last night:  a tall bearded
iris hybridized by Hamblen ('83) named KAREN, a pink and blue-violet bitone.
Sounds pretty; but how was it able to be registered under that name when there
was already a KAREN?  The 1949 checklist (and the Iris Pond catalog) lists
another TB by Morrison in 1924, a red-purple blend.  ??? Just one of those

  Nell Lancaster, Lexington, Virginia, USA   75500.2521@compuserve.com
    USDA zone 6b

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