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■(TB) 'Princess Beatrice'

1898, Barr

'Princess Beatrice' (Barr and Sons, 1898) 42" Midseason bloom. Color Code B1L. Standards and falls satiny light lavender; falls sometimes pucker near the end; orange beard; fragrant. Selected form of I. pallida.

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References

From Indian Spring Farms catalog, 1927: PRINCESS BEATRICE (Barr) 9.5. This true variety is one of the finest of all the Irises. Unfortunately there is much confusion among the Pallida-type flowers and various inferior sorts have been sold as Princess Beatrice. S. and F: clear lavender-blue, shading to pale silvery-blue at the base of the petals, and lighted by a clear orange beard. The falls are well rounded and flaring. Tall and vigorous in growth with broad, light green foliage and strong stems. Rather slow in becoming established and a shy bloomer the first year. 75 cts. each; $2.00 for 3; $7.00 per doz.
From Bonnewitz catalog, 1927: PRINCESS BEATRICE (Barr). S. light lavender; F. deeper, slightly tinted violet. Beard white tipped orange; not quite as tall or as vigorous as Pallida Dalmatica. The flowers are broader and flaring, making it very attractive. Height, 33 inches $1.00.
 
From Treholme Gardens catalog 1928: PRINCESS BEATRICE 95 (Barr about 1898) A.M., R.H.S. 1916 E. 93 G. 91 42" E. to M. S. Delicate silky lavender-blue self with flaring falls, waves at edge; white beard tipped orange; sweetly scented. A strong, vigorous grower with wide glaeous foliage. Not always a sure bloomer or rapid increaser first year after division. A flower of heavy substance and a satiny texture lasting long in flower. A selected form of Pallida Dalmatica of wonderful form and rare beauty that should be in every up-to-date collection. The true variety is always scarce. 75c.

Culture

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.
FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION Here

Synonyms

Pr. Beatrice, Rev. W. Wilks

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-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07
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PrincessBeatrice01.JPGJPG PrincessBeatrice01.JPG manage 51 K 04 Dec 2014 - 12:27 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
PrincessBeatrice010.JPGJPG PrincessBeatrice010.JPG manage 80 K 28 Aug 2021 - 22:59 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
PrincessBeatrice02.JPEGJPEG PrincessBeatrice02.JPEG manage 21 K 10 May 2014 - 14:18 Main.TLaurin Photo courtesy of Mike Lowe from original HIPS website
PrincessBeatrice1JB.jpgjpg PrincessBeatrice1JB.jpg manage 69 K 28 Jan 2012 - 22:16 Main.Betsy881 Photo by John Black
PrincessBeatrice2JB.jpgjpg PrincessBeatrice2JB.jpg manage 55 K 28 Jan 2012 - 22:16 Main.Betsy881 Photo by John Black
PrincessBeatriceRT.jpgjpg PrincessBeatriceRT.jpg manage 22 K 21 Jan 2012 - 23:39 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Rick Tasco
princess_beatrice_fl.jpgjpg princess_beatrice_fl.jpg manage 67 K 12 Aug 2012 - 16:45 IrisP  
princessbeatrice01.jpgjpg princessbeatrice01.jpg manage 47 K 22 Aug 2014 - 14:38 Main.TLaurin Photo by Iris City Gardens
princessbeatrice1.JPGJPG princessbeatrice1.JPG manage 600 K 20 Jul 2018 - 02:14 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
princessbeatrice2.JPGJPG princessbeatrice2.JPG manage 512 K 20 Jul 2018 - 02:15 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
princessbeatrice3.JPGJPG princessbeatrice3.JPG manage 121 K 20 Jun 2020 - 02:38 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
princessbeatrice4.JPGJPG princessbeatrice4.JPG manage 125 K 20 Jun 2020 - 02:39 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
princessbeatrice5.JPGJPG princessbeatrice5.JPG manage 113 K 20 Jun 2020 - 02:39 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
Topic revision: r26 - 28 Aug 2021, TLaurin
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