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■(TB) 'Bess Bergin'

1972, Denman

'Bess Bergin' (Clarence Denman, R. 1972). TB, 30" (76 cm), Late midseason bloom and rebloom. White with light yellow hafts. 'Snow Goddess' X 'Ech-Chams Harra'. Denman 1972. Honorable Mention 1973.

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From AIS Bulletin #204 January 1972 Introducing BESS BERGIN (Denman '72). TB. 30". ML and Re. Large white with light yellow hafts (RHS II-B). Good substance, slightly ruffled, fragrant. Standards closed. Falls semiflaring, 3-1/2" wide, broad hafts. Yellow beard (RHS II-B). Blooms in spring and reblooms from late October to December. Plant is three-eighths aril, has hybrid vigor, and is a good increaser. Sturdy stalks, branches are short but far enough apart to display the seven-inch blooms. Four to five buds per stalk. Has no pollen but sets seed. SNOW GODDESS X ECHCHAMS-HARRA. $35.00. (Named in memory of the vivacious and enthusiastic irisarian, Mrs. Elizabeth Bergin, who for three years was the able RVP of Region 17.) Denman's Reblooming Iris Garden.


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.

BobPries - 21 Apr 2019

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-- BetsyHiggins - 2010-10-05
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Bess-BerginN.jpgjpg Bess-BerginN.jpg manage 39 K 21 Oct 2011 - 14:01 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
BessBergin.jpgjpg BessBergin.jpg manage 41 K 28 Dec 2018 - 14:54 Main.davepote AIS Bulletin 204(January 1972): 93. Pictured are Paul Horton, Dr. C. P. Denman, Mrs. Frank Courtney, Mabel Wilkerson, and Joe Bergin, and a show stalk of amazing BESS BERGIN, Omaha, NE, October 20, 1971.
BessBergin01.jpgjpg BessBergin01.jpg manage 62 K 06 Apr 2015 - 02:22 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the John Weiler slide collection
rsz_bessbergin.jpgjpg rsz_bessbergin.jpg manage 71 K 12 Jan 2014 - 02:36 Main.Harloiris photo courtesy Scottie Finney
Topic revision: r12 - 23 Oct 2023, Harloiris
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