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Hybridizer Mrs. John Kerper

Pineville, Louisiana, USA

Excerpt from Sidney Conger's Louisiana Iris catalog: Mrs. Kerper inherited her love for the Louisiana Irises from her mother, Mrs. Robert Lee Randolph, who was in the circle of early enthnsiasts that included Mrs. Mary S. Debaillon, Mrs. Cammie G. Henry, Mrs. Lillian H. Trichel, and Miss Caroline Dormon, all of whom will never be forgotten in t:be annuals of Louisiana iris history. It is in memory of Dr. John K. Small, who first brought this group of iris to the attention of the botanical and horticultural world that Mrs. Randolph named the stunning iris below that I am introducing for Mrs. Kerper. The other iris is named in honor of her mother, a fitting tribute to one of our first collectors and pioneer enthusiasts. This later iris is the climax of many years of planting selective seed.


Louisiana: 'Dr. John K. Small', 'Mrs. Robert Lee Randolph'.

-- Main.RPries - 2012-05-18
Topic revision: r3 - 11 Oct 2017, Betsy881
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