Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Barbara May') in the Irises Database

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Hybridizer: Thomas Johnson
Year Of Registration: 2007
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2007
Seedling Number: Tu74A
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 35 inches (89 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Flower Form: Bubble Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Purple
White
Flower Patterns: Plicata
Bloom Color Description: Snow white, precise medium purple plicata band on standards and falls
Beard Color: Violet blue
Style Arm Color: Purple
Fragrance: Pronounced
Awards: Honorable Mention: 2009

General Plant Information (Edit)
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Parentage: Heaven's Edge X unknown
Child plants: one child plant

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Location: My garden in Bakersfield, CADate: April 7, 2012
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Location: My garden in Bakersfield, CADate: April 8, 2012
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Location: My garden in Bakersfield, CADate: April 13, 2012
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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After well nigh 50 years of growing iris .................. by TBMan Jun 17, 2018 8:48 AM 87
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I'm REALLY looking forward to this one!... by janwax Mar 3, 2018 12:24 PM 1,033
2018 Orders by Dachsylady86 Jul 17, 2018 5:56 PM 1,398
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