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(BB) 'Baby Shower'

1967, Ghio

'Baby Shower' ( Joseph Ghio, R. 1966). Seedling 62-34B. BB, height 26" (66 cm), Late midseason bloom. Pure white self; self beard. 'First Courtshsip' X 'Poet's Dream'. Old Brook-Bay View 1967. Honorable Mention 1968; Judges Choice 1968, 1969; Award of Merit 1970.

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From Bay View Gardens catalog,1967: BABY SHOWER (Ghio '67) 24-26 inches, ML. A border bearded iris: which is a very broad and ruffled snow white self including the beard. Visitors have referred to Baby Shower as a miniature Winter Oympics and well they might, since it contains many of the characteristics of that iris as well as being a near relative. Four branches and terminal and the bottom branch is often rebranched. The rhizomes are small and low growing in keeping with the height. No. 62-34B: (First Courtship) X (Poet's Dream). $15.00

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Topic revision: r8 - 21 Jun 2017, Betsy881
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