Hocus Pocus


  • Photo by Carlos Ayento; taken at Brighton Park Iris

ORIGINATOR: Ben Hager

INTRODUCED: 1976

CLASS: Standard Dwarf Bearded

HEIGHT: 10"

BLOOM SEASON: Midseason

DESCRIPTION: S. lavender, blended brown; F. greenish brown; violet beard.

PARENTAGE: Kitten Kapers X Gingerbread Man

AWARDS: EC 1974, Honorable Mention 1977, Award of Merit 1979, Cook-Douglas Medal 1981

PBF: Unknown

INTERESTING INFO:
From the 1976 Melrose Gardens Catalog: Here's a switch—the wicked witch waves her magic wand and the gingerbread man is turned into this appealing little fello with lavender standards blended tan along the midribs and flaring, fluted and wide-wide falls painted with brown enamel. Bushy lavender-violet beards and quite in keeping—what a Kaper!