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■(LA) 'The Khan'

1949, Dormon

'The Khan' ( Caroline Dormon, R. 1949) LA. Color Class-R1D. 'Haile Selassie' x 'Cardinalis'. Recorded as Vinie in 49 Checklist; Class renamed Louisiana Iris. High Commendation 1950 (under name), Honorable Mention 1951, DeBaillon Award 1955.

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From Milliken Gardens catalog, 1952: THE KHAN (Caroline Dorman) Tall, dark, and extremely handsome is this lordly black-violet offspring of Haile Selassie x Cardinalis. The most outstanding feature of this beautiful King of the Bayous is the signal patch which Miss Dorman calls a "headlight crest". This is something new and has created quite a stir in home waters. 3 ft. (See illustration on opposite page.) $12.5O.
From Walter Marx Gardens catalog 1955: THE KHAN. Each 5.00. The finest of the dark Louisianas. Color is velvety black violet with unusually brilliant orange spears. Extremely large and most desirable.

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-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
LaTheKahnSLI2005.jpgjpg LaTheKahnSLI2005.jpg manage 25 K 26 Mar 2015 - 19:01 Main.Betsy881 Photo from SLI checklist
THE_KHAN.pngpng THE_KHAN.png manage 255 K 18 Feb 2017 - 23:08 Main.hrandiac Scanned from 1954 Milliken catalog
thekhan1.JPGJPG thekhan1.JPG manage 24 K 29 Apr 2013 - 00:41 Main.TLaurin Photo by Bois d'Arc Gardens
thekhan2.jpgjpg thekhan2.jpg manage 36 K 30 Apr 2013 - 22:27 Main.TLaurin Photo by Louisiana Iris Gardens
Topic revision: r10 - 19 Jul 2020, davepote
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