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From Quality Gardens catalog for 1931: “A greatly glorified Princess Beatrice with a golden beard so brilliant the reflection pervades the whole bloom. We have seen something like a half dozen different varieties which were called the ‘true Princess Beatrice’. This Iris, in our opinion, is superior to any of them. The exquisite, lustrous pale blue of this variety cannot be surpassed. We feel safe in saying that practically every list of the ten best Iris of American origin, would have to include Mary Barnett. We have accumulated a large stock and can make a remarkably low price to our customers. We strongly recommend it.”

From Indian Springs Farms catalog for 1931: “This fine new Iris, grown by Mrs. M. A. Cumbler, is best described as a larger Princess Beatrice with a glorious golden beard, so brilliant it reflects throughout the flower. Very beautiful.”

From The Longfield Iris Farm catalog for 1934: “A larger Princess Beatrice. Glorious golden beard. One of the best light blues. Fragrant.”

From Robert Wayman’s catalog for 1940: “A glorified Princess Beatrice or pallida dalmatica type, with the most lovely sky-blue flowers of large size, perfect form, and heavy substance. Best of its type.”

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Mary Barnett

Cumbler, 1926

Iris Class: Bearded
Bearded Class: Tall Bearded
Age: 1920-1929
Fall Color: Light Blue
Standard Color: Light Blue
Pattern: Self
Beard Color: Lemon/Light Yellow
Hybridizer: Cumbler
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