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(TB) 'Berta B.'

1958, Tompkins

'Berta B.' (Chet Tompkins, R. 1958). Seedling# 55-222. TB, 36" (91 cm), Midseason late bloom. Color Class-V1P, Pale violet-blue self, red beard. ('Salmon Shell' x 'Apricot Glory') X Sass seedling# 53-173. Fleur de Lis 1958.

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From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog 1963: BERTA B (Tompkins '58) ML-38". Unusual combination of colors that has eye-catching quality from a startling contrast in color makeup. Large broad-petaled flowers of light Lupine blue are brought to vivid life by a lively red beard, which is delightfully reflected in the sleek finish & soft ruffles of the flower. Exciting & beautiful! (Salmon Shell x Apricot Glory) X Sass 53-173. Regularly $5.00; on $10 order 2 for $3.95; on $25 order 3 for $2.95.
From Fleur Des Lis Gardens catalog 1963: BERTA B. (Tomp. '58\ M.L. 38 in. (Salmon Shell x Apricot Glory) x My Happiness. A very large and extra broad petaled flower of pale lavender blue with a full red beard. It is heavily substanced and has a silky finish. Stalks and branching are excellent. 2.50.

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