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(JI) 'Kuma-Funjin'

1910, Kelway

'Kuma-Funjin' ( Kelway & Son, 1910). JI. Double, Color Class-6BD. Translation: Excited Bear. Synonym: Kuma-Fungeki.

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From The United States Nursery catalog 1909: Kuma-fungln — (Excited Bear.) Purple overlaid with navy-blue, two standards, petaloid stigmas purple and blue, very large orange blotches, six petals; an extra fine showy variety.
From Fairmount Gardens catalog, 1942: KUMA-FUNJIN (Kelway 1910) Dbl. Navy blue with bright blue sheen. $.50.
From Marx Gardens catalog, 1955: KUMA-FUNJIN (Excited Bear) Each $2.50. We have finally built up our stock sufficiently to offer a few plants of this magnificent iris. The richly colored flowers are deepest purple intensified by orange yellow spears. Styles are almost black. Semi-double and rather late.

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