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■(LA) 'Saucy Minx'

1949, Dorman

'Saucy Minx' ( Caroline Dormon, R. 1949) LA. 34" Diploid; Color Class-R6M. Rose red shading inward to soft yellow. 'Cajan Joyeuse' x 'New Orleans'. Recorded as Vinie in 49 Checklist; Class renamed Louisiana Iris. Honorable Mention 1951; DeBaillon Award 1954.

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IMG 3159SLI 2005 Check ListPhoto from Iris City GardensDetail of photo by Betsy Higgins


From Milliken Gardens catalog, 1952: SAUCY MINX (Caroline Dorman) Pert, ruffled flowers of bright rose-red, with a heart of amber and warm yellow. Borne aloft on 24-inch stems, with three or four flowers open at once. Very lovely. $3.SO.
From Walter Marx Gardens catalog 1955: SAUCY MINX. Each 2.50. One of the most beautiful newer varieties. The 5 inch ruffly blooms are bright rose red with golden amber centers. Extremely floriferous and each stem opens 3 or 4 flowers at once. Height 2-1/2 feet. HM AIS 1951.

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-- MdFaith - 2010-03-16
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LaSaucyMinxSLI2005.jpgjpg LaSaucyMinxSLI2005.jpg manage 70 K 16 Mar 2010 - 01:44 Main.mdfaith SLI 2005 Check List
saucyminxIC.jpgjpg saucyminxIC.jpg manage 19 K 15 Dec 2011 - 21:55 BetsyHiggins Photo from Iris City Gardens
saucyminxIC16.jpgjpg saucyminxIC16.jpg manage 10 K 09 Jul 2016 - 19:08 BetsyHiggins Detail of photo by Betsy Higgins
Topic revision: r17 - 27 Apr 2020, GordonR
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