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■(TB) 'Barbara May'

2007, Johnson

'Barbara May' (Thomas Johnson, R. 2007). Seedling Tu74A. TB, 35" (89 cm). Midseason bloom. Standards and falls snow white, precise medium purple plicata band; style arms purple; beards violet blue; very ruffled; pronounced fragrance. 'Heaven's Edge' X unknown. Mid-America 2007. Honorable Mention 2009.

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From Mid-America Garden catalog, 2007: BARBARA MAY - TB, 35" (89 cm), Midseason. This lovely iris is being introduced to honor BARBARA MAY, the incoming president of National Garden Clubs. Lavishly ruffled snow white standards and falls have medium purple plicata bands around them. Purple styles are a fitting accent. It produces superb show stalks. Sdlg. TU74A: Heaven's Edge X Unknown. $50.00.


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.

BobPries - 21 Apr 2019

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-- HeidiSoroken - 2009-12-22
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BARBARAMAY9.jpgjpg BARBARAMAY9.jpg manage 266 K 29 Mar 2021 - 21:51 Main.TLaurin Photo by Klaus Burkhardt- Iris Schwertilienoase-Germany
BarbaraMay01.JPGJPG BarbaraMay01.JPG manage 84 K 30 May 2017 - 01:44 Main.TLaurin Photo by Daniel Boris,Iris Du Grand Barbu-France
BarbaraMay02.JPGJPG BarbaraMay02.JPG manage 92 K 30 May 2017 - 01:45 Main.TLaurin Photo by Daniel Boris,Iris Du Grand Barbu-France
BarbaraMay03.jpgjpg BarbaraMay03.jpg manage 73 K 25 Sep 2019 - 02:49 Main.TLaurin Photo by Daniel Boris-Iris du Grand Barbu-France
BarbaraMay04.jpgjpg BarbaraMay04.jpg manage 103 K 25 Sep 2019 - 02:52 Main.TLaurin Photo by Daniel Boris-Iris du Grand Barbu-France
BarbaraMay05.jpgjpg BarbaraMay05.jpg manage 144 K 25 Sep 2019 - 02:53 Main.TLaurin Photo by Daniel Boris-Iris du Grand Barbu-France
BarbaraMay12.jpgjpg BarbaraMay12.jpg manage 45 K 15 Dec 2013 - 15:37 Main.TLaurin Photo by Daniel Boris,Iris Du Grand Barbu-Spain
Barbara_May.JPGJPG Barbara_May.JPG manage 67 K 22 Dec 2009 - 20:20 HeidiSoroken Photo of 'Barbara May' by Heidi Soroken
Barbara_May.jpgjpg Barbara_May.jpg manage 63 K 29 Jan 2010 - 17:12 Main.Laymont+ by Mid-America Garden Oregon USA
Barbara_may_66.jpgjpg Barbara_may_66.jpg manage 74 K 24 Nov 2010 - 20:33 Main.Elladan photo by Elladan
DSCN1279.JPGJPG DSCN1279.JPG manage 67 K 18 Apr 2010 - 07:18 Main.bjacobs Photo by Betty Jacobs
DSCN1281.JPGJPG DSCN1281.JPG manage 66 K 18 Apr 2010 - 07:17 Main.bjacobs Photo by Betty Jacobs
DSCN1492.JPGJPG DSCN1492.JPG manage 68 K 23 Apr 2010 - 00:58 Main.bjacobs Photo by Betty Jacobs
DSCN4927.JPGJPG DSCN4927.JPG manage 70 K 18 Apr 2011 - 06:40 Main.bjacobs Photo by Betty Jacobs
DSCN5043.JPGJPG DSCN5043.JPG manage 71 K 19 Apr 2011 - 06:33 Main.bjacobs Photo by Betty Jacobs
DSCN5685.JPGJPG DSCN5685.JPG manage 71 K 26 Apr 2011 - 03:51 Main.bjacobs Photo by Betty Jacobs
IMG_4421-X2_barbara_may.jpgjpg IMG_4421-X2_barbara_may.jpg manage 187 K 17 Feb 2016 - 05:14 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
barbara_may_em.jpgjpg barbara_may_em.jpg manage 85 K 20 Jan 2020 - 00:39 Main.Elladan Photo by Elladan
barbara_may_em_2.jpgjpg barbara_may_em_2.jpg manage 94 K 20 Jan 2020 - 00:39 Main.Elladan Photo by Elladan
barbaramay01.jpgjpg barbaramay01.jpg manage 73 K 01 Nov 2014 - 21:21 Main.TLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
barbaramay1.jpgjpg barbaramay1.jpg manage 147 K 22 Nov 2016 - 12:48 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mid-America Garden
barbaramay11.jpgjpg barbaramay11.jpg manage 85 K 04 Nov 2013 - 02:53 Main.TLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-Jardin d'Iris de Bubry-France
barbaramay13.jpgjpg barbaramay13.jpg manage 77 K 10 Feb 2014 - 20:54 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mid-America Garden
barbaramay9.JPGJPG barbaramay9.JPG manage 138 K 20 May 2021 - 21:38 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham taken at Mid-America Garden
Topic revision: r39 - 21 Mar 2023, TLaurin
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