(IB) 'Dainty Bess'
(Mrs. C. Whiting
, R. 1940) IB. Table Iris. Midseason bloom. Color Class-B1L. Locust fragrance. Whiting 1941.
Note: No parentage recorded, but given as (Aline x .....) in Whiting's Maple Valley catalog below.
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| From Maple Valley Gardens catalog, 1949: DAINTY BESS (W. 1941) No. 39127 (ALINE X ........ ) Midseason, 15 inches. The only iris we ever named without knowing the pollen parent. But it is such a little gem we could not resist its charms. Clear, light blue, near to that of Aline, but smaller and almost a dwarf in height. The flowers are trim and neat and well carried on a nicely branched stem. $1.00.
| DAINTY BESS (no parentage record). A table iris with small daintily formed flowers of pure, clear, light blue. Thin stems and fine foliage make it very effective in a small garden and for table arrangements. [Notes from Midwest Breeders, A.I.S. Bulletin 84:54 Jan. 1942.]
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