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■(TB) 'Goodness'

1962, Babson

'Goodness' (Sanford Babson, R. 1960). Seedling# J36-8. TB, 37" (94 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class-W1B. White with pale blue center. 'Rehobeth' X 'Mary McClellan' Melrose 1962. High Commendation 1961; Honorable Mention 1963; Award of Merit 1967.

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From AIS Bulletin #165, April 1962. Introducing GOODNESS, HC '61 (Sanford Babson) Rehobeth X Mary McClellan. Not only magnificent but GREAT, this new white has widely branched and sturdy stems that carry huge flowers of fluted elegance with unusual powder-blue beards The petals are almost overly wide. Stock very limited.Net $35.00. Melrose.
From Melrose Gardens catalog, 1964: GOODNESS (Babson '62) As you can see by the photo on the front cover, this is an iris of sumptuous proportions. It is an iris of perfect substance, superb branching and vigorous growth. Also it is an iris of appealing color: cool white with a flush of blue through the heart and a baby blue beard. Sheer elegance in an iris. HM'63. NET-25.00.

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goodness01.jpgjpg goodness01.jpg manage 75 K 06 Jun 2014 - 16:35 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
goodness1.JPGJPG goodness1.JPG manage 161 K 26 May 2020 - 01:19 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1970 Cooley's Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
goodness9.JPGJPG goodness9.JPG manage 70 K 18 Aug 2021 - 01:33 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Topic revision: r17 - 03 Apr 2022, TLaurin
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