Anna Belle Babson is a seedling of
Beverly Sills, so there are similarities, but there are also differences.
A picture would help. I have grown both though I don’t have either
now, and the picture I have of ABB, I am not sure is my own.
Anna Bell Babson is a slightly deeper
pink than Beverly Sills. In my garden, had larger blossoms with wider,
more open form. It was also a better grower, though not so
floriferous. Beverly Sills bloomed out.
Francelle Edwards Glendale, AZ Zone 9
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Barb Johnson
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15, 2008 8:13 AM
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Subject: [iris-photos] TB: Anna
Belle Babson vs. Beverly Sills
I have this wonderful pink clump
that blooms every year. The person I got it from said it was Beverly Sills, but
one of my friends who saw it is equally adamant that it is Anna Belle Babson.
Can anyone tell me what might be the
subtle differences between the two so I can tell them apart? It is my
only clump so I'm not sure what I have.