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■(TB) 'Snow Goddess'

1955, Becherer

'Snow Goddess' (Joseph Becherer, R. 1952). TB, 40" (102 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class-W1, White self, blue flush. 'Snow Flurry' X 'White Goddess'. Tell 1955. HM 1956; JC 1957; AM 1958.

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From Tell’s Iris Garden catalog, 1955: SNOW GODDESS (Joseph Becherer). E.-M. (Snow Flurry x White Goddess.) This gorgeous, big,ruffled, wide-petaled warm white (due perhaps to the yellow beard) stole my heart last spring and appears to be the very best of the many fine white Snow Flurry seedlings I have seen thus far, and this is saying much, for we all know the quality this wonderful breeder has given its children. A credit to this great hybridizer of long experience. Heavy, well-branched, 38-inch stalks. $20,00
From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog 1963: SNOW GODDESS (Becherer '55) EM-38". See Ektachrome. Massive heavilY ruffled flowers with white petals & a yellow beard. Stalks widelY branched with perfect flower placement. Much like wonderful '59 Dykes Iris Swan Ballet; I personally prefer SNOW GODDESS. A vigorous husky grower, will be the pride of your entire garden. I can give it my highest recommendation. Finest Iris among either Colossals or Tall Bearded with a strong re-blooming tendency--sometimes 60% will re-bloom in late fall or winter. AM'58,[Snow Flurry X White Goddess. Regularly $3.00; on $10 order $1.95; on $25 order $1.50.


Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

Hardiness Zones 4-8 for most varieties, Some cultivars tolerate colder, others tolerate warmer zones (please comment in comment box with your location if this cultivar grows well in zone 3, 4, 9, or 10.)
Exposure Prefers full sun for optimal performance, may still bloom in half-day shade
Water: Prefers well drained good garden soil, Tolerant of dry conditions in established plants, Intolerant of swampy conditions.
PH Prefers Neutral to basic solis 6.1 to 8.5, quite toleranr of more extreme conditions
Fertilizer Prefers rich conditions on relatively inorganic soils.

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-- BetsyHiggins - 2011-03-07
  • Snow Goddess has purple-based foliage. -- DavidPotembski - 07 May 2012
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Snow Goddess TB 2.pngpng Snow Goddess TB 2.png manage 814 K 10 Jun 2023 - 22:50 EdenSprings Image from 1971 Gilbert Wild catalog.
SnowGoddess01.JPGJPG SnowGoddess01.JPG manage 44 K 05 Dec 2014 - 22:10 UnknownUser Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
SnowGoddess02.JPGJPG SnowGoddess02.JPG manage 62 K 31 Aug 2021 - 02:37 UnknownUser Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
SnowGoddess05.jpgjpg SnowGoddess05.jpg manage 25 K 19 Dec 2015 - 15:42 UnknownUser Photo by Argyle Acres Iris Gardens
SnowGoddess12BHI.jpgjpg SnowGoddess12BHI.jpg manage 74 K 04 May 2012 - 13:41 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
SnowGoddessWP.jpgjpg SnowGoddessWP.jpg manage 65 K 15 Jul 2013 - 15:20 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Will Plotner-Wildwood Gardens
snow_goddess1.jpgjpg snow_goddess1.jpg manage 186 K 07 May 2012 - 20:21 UnknownUser taken in my garden, Reston, VA Zone 6B
snowgoddess-jb.jpgjpg snowgoddess-jb.jpg manage 22 K 23 Feb 2013 - 17:21 Main.Harloiris photo by Mike Unser
snowgoddess02.JPGJPG snowgoddess02.JPG manage 75 K 17 Jun 2014 - 18:56 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
snowgoddess03.JPGJPG snowgoddess03.JPG manage 87 K 17 Jun 2014 - 19:22 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
snowgoddess04.JPGJPG snowgoddess04.JPG manage 60 K 17 Jun 2014 - 19:24 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
snowgoddess09.jpgjpg snowgoddess09.jpg manage 126 K 05 Jun 2020 - 15:42 UnknownUser Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
snowgoddess2.JPGJPG snowgoddess2.JPG manage 299 K 25 Aug 2017 - 21:25 UnknownUser Photo by Kate Brewitt taken at the Royal Botanical Gardens-Hamilton,Ontario,Canada
snowgoddess6.JPGJPG snowgoddess6.JPG manage 77 K 07 Jan 2014 - 15:31 UnknownUser Photo by Kate Brewitt 2013 Dallas Convention
Topic revision: r22 - 12 Jun 2023, Harloiris
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