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■(TB) 'Dover Beach'

1972, Nearpass

'Dover Beach' (D. C. Nearpass, R. 1970). Seedling 6-68-1. TB, 42" (107 cm), Early to late bloom. Standards white; falls light blue; white beard tipped lemon. 'Ivy League' X 'Winter Olympics'. Fowler, Gene & Gerry's, Palette 1972. Honorable Mention 1974; Award of Merit 1979.

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From AIS Bulletin #209 April 1973 Introducing DOVER BEACH (Nearpass '72) $15.00 (Ivy L,eague X Winter Olympics) TB 40" E-L. A gorgeous bicolor, with snow white standards, & sky blue falls, set off by a lemon beard. Broad, round, ruffled blossoms are large in size. Terminal & 4 branches, up to 12 buds. Received 11 votes for HC '72. Fertile both ways. Gene & Gerry's Iris Gardens. Co-introduced with Palette Gardens.
From AIS Bulletin #209 April 1973 Introducing DOVER BEACH (D.C. Nearpass '73). TB. 42". Sdlg. 6-68-1. (Ivy League x Winter Olympics). White standards, blue falls. Four large ruffled flowers open at once is not unusual-it is the norm for Dover Beach. Nine or more buds per stalk. There is only one other tall bearded iris that I grow that performs as well as Dover Beach. You will hear more of this introduction. H.C. '72. $25.00. Palette Gardens.


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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-- MichaelGreenfield - 2009-12-31
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
DoverBeach01.JPGJPG DoverBeach01.JPG manage 43 K 11 Dec 2014 - 17:09 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
DoverBeach01.jpgjpg DoverBeach01.jpg manage 59 K 28 Sep 2014 - 02:55 Main.TLaurin Photo by C&T Iris Patch
DoverBeach02.JPGJPG DoverBeach02.JPG manage 58 K 15 Aug 2021 - 01:53 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
DoverBeach12BHI.jpgjpg DoverBeach12BHI.jpg manage 78 K 17 Apr 2012 - 18:55 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
DoverBeach4.jpgjpg DoverBeach4.jpg manage 506 K 19 Jan 2017 - 15:24 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sunshine Iris Nursery-Australia
DoverBeach7.jpgjpg DoverBeach7.jpg manage 52 K 18 Oct 2013 - 16:51 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sunshine Iris Nursery-Australia
DoverBeachBJ.jpgjpg DoverBeachBJ.jpg manage 66 K 07 Feb 2012 - 16:26 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Blue J Iris
Dover_Beach.jpgjpg Dover_Beach.jpg manage 35 K 31 Dec 2009 - 05:48 MichaelGreenfield Photo by Mike Greenfield
Doverbeach02.jpgjpg Doverbeach02.jpg manage 29 K 04 Nov 2014 - 03:27 Main.TLaurin Photo by Ogden Station Daylilies
IMG_2386.jpgjpg IMG_2386.jpg manage 283 K 23 Dec 2018 - 23:44 Main.davepote Photo by David Potembski, My Garden 2013, Reston, VA
doverbeach02.pngpng doverbeach02.png manage 119 K 18 Jan 2016 - 20:06 Main.TLaurin Photo by Colin Campbell-Iris Hills Farm
doverbeach03.jpgjpg doverbeach03.jpg manage 62 K 20 Sep 2015 - 03:00 Main.TLaurin Photo by IRIS 4 U Garden
doverbeach1.jpgjpg doverbeach1.jpg manage 67 K 25 Apr 2016 - 02:08 Main.TLaurin Photo by Iris of Sissinghurst-United Kingdom
doverbeach2.jpgjpg doverbeach2.jpg manage 34 K 27 Nov 2018 - 22:29 Main.TLaurin Photo by Iriszkert Szasz-Hungary.
doverbeach9.JPGJPG doverbeach9.JPG manage 398 K 19 Oct 2020 - 01:45 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1977 Schreiners catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r28 - 04 Jul 2023, Harloiris
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