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■(TB) 'Beth Corey'

1957, Watkins

'Beth Corey' (Edward Watkins, R. 1953). Seedling# 47-10B. TB, 38" (97 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class B1ML. Blue self, medium light. (('Shining Waters' x 'Gloriole') x 'Great Lakes') x 'Chivalry'. Fairmount, Sunny Hill Gardens 1957. HM 1957; JC 1958.

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From AIS Bulletin #145, April 1957. Co-introducing with Fairmount Gardens BETH COREY-(Watkins '57) M. L. Hgt. 40". $20.00.(((Shining Waters x Gloriole) x Great Lakes)) X Chivalry))). Lovely, large, non fading medium blue self, adorned with a radiant yellow beard. Standards are well domed and the wide, ruffled falls flare nicely. Stalks are tall and sturdy, with excellent branching. Bud sockets carry three and four buds each, giving a wealth of bloom. Plants are husky and vigorous. Greatly admired by our many garden visitors. H.C. 1953. Brown's Sunnyhill Gardens.
From Fairmount Gardens catalog, 1958: BETH COREY (Watkins-Watkins 1957) M. Blue iris are most essential in the garden picture for the color is particularly pleasing to the eye and this medium blue is especially effective for it has great clarity of color and beauty of form. The broad standards are firmly held and the wide flaring falls have an intriguing pattern of veining that is most fascinating. The firm textured blooms are well spaced on strong stalks. It is a husky grower and soon makes a most effective clump in the garden. Fairmount Gardens in co-introduction with Brown's Sunny Hill Gardens, Walla Walla, Wash. (((Shining Waters x Gloriole) x Great Lakes)) x Chivalry))) H.M., A.I.S. 1957. 36 in. $15.00.

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