■(SIB) 'Pleasures Of May'
'Pleasures Of May'
( Marty Schafer/Jan Sacks
, R. 1995) SIB, height 30" (76 cm), Early, midseason, late bloom. Standards white, tinted lavender (RHS 69D); style arms white, few light violet flecks; Falls light violet (85C), small white signal veined light violet. ( 'Lavender Light'
X 'Mad Magenta'
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| From AIS Bulletin #297 April 1995 Introducing PLEASURES OF MAY - SIBERIAN. Schafer/Sacks (Seedling No. S87-9-5), 30", E-L. A lavender-pink amoena with beautifully smooth coloring. The standards are the very palest lavender though the effect is white. Neither standards nor falls have the darker dots, dashes, or veining typical of "pink" siberians. The signal is clean - white with lavender veining and a light yellow glow at the hafts. The styles are pearly white. This iris starts blooming very early - in the middle of SDB season while most siberians' bloomstalks are still sleeping down in the foliage. Some years it gives us the pleasures of May by repeat blooming through June and July well into August. The plant is vigorous with two branches and an average of five buds per stalk. Lavender Light X Mad Magenta. $30.00. Joe Pye Weed's Garden.
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- This variety tends to repeat bloom for me, sending up stalks continuously over a period of several weeks. -- MikeUnser - 07 Dec 2009