Kevin Vaughn

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About me

Gender Male
Industry Science
Occupation Plant cell biologist, retired
Location SALEM, OR, United States
Introduction Have been growing and hybridizing irises for 54 years, starting as a 10 year old in MA. Polly Bishop, Lynn Markham and Bee Warburton were early mentors. These interests lead to a PhD in botany at Miami of Ohio. For 30 years I worked for the USDA as a plant cell biologist. While there, I hybridized LAs, spurias and BBs. Retired in 2010 to Oregon and have greatly expanded my hybridizing. Authored "Beardless Irises: A Plant for Every Garden Situation".
Interests iris hybridizing, MTBs, BBs, MDBs, LAs, SPU, PCNs, SIBs, SPEC, SPEC-X
Favorite Movies The Wizard of Oz, Deliverance, Ordinary People
Favorite Music Roman Festivals, The Barber of Seville, Water Music Suite, Sampson and Delilah
Favorite Books Garden Irises, World of Irises