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■(TB) 'Barbara Rider'

2015, Johnson

'Barbara Rider' (Thomas Johnson, R. 2015) Seedling TD80B. TB, 38" (97 cm), Late bloom. Standards clear vivid yellow; style arms yellow; Falls mid lavender-blue, brassy gold edge, deep yellow hafts; beards orange; sweet fragrance. 'Catwalk Queen' X 'Silk Road'. 2015 Mid-America. Introduced by Mid-America Gardens 2015. Honorable Mention 2017; Award of Merit 2019.

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From Mid-America Garden catalog, 2015: BARBARA RIDER (T.Johnson ‘15) TB Late 38” (97cm). This bright and showy iris is being named in honor of Thomas’s grandmother. It is a beauty to look at and a durable workhorse in the garden. Clear vivid yellow standards color is repeated over the hafts. Mid lavender blue blended falls give way to brassy gold bands. See tribute to Thomas’s grandmother in the Chit Chat section. Sdlg. TD80B:Catwalk Queen X Silk Roa.d $60.00.


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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-- BetsyHiggins - 2015-02-17
  • Spectacular blossom riding on an even more impressive stem. Over 40" tall commom, unusually sturdy. Not a rapid increaser, but reliable. -- WikiGuest - 24 May 2020
  • -- WikiGuest - 14 Mar 2023
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barbara01.jpgjpg barbara01.jpg manage 52 K 18 Feb 2015 - 15:50 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mid-America Garden
barbara02.jpgjpg barbara02.jpg manage 57 K 18 Feb 2015 - 15:52 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mid-America Garden
barbararider01.jpgjpg barbararider01.jpg manage 138 K 04 Jun 2017 - 02:50 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mid-America Garden
barbararider02.jpgjpg barbararider02.jpg manage 237 K 04 Jun 2017 - 02:53 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mid-America Garden
barbararider03.jpgjpg barbararider03.jpg manage 96 K 04 Jun 2017 - 02:55 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mid-America Garden
barbararider04.jpgjpg barbararider04.jpg manage 126 K 04 Jun 2017 - 02:57 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mid-America Garden
barbararider040.jpgjpg barbararider040.jpg manage 155 K 06 Feb 2022 - 20:31 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mid-America Garden.
barbararider041.jpgjpg barbararider041.jpg manage 118 K 06 Feb 2022 - 20:32 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mid-America Garden.
barbararider042.jpgjpg barbararider042.jpg manage 152 K 06 Feb 2022 - 20:32 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mid-America Garden.
barbararider05.jpgjpg barbararider05.jpg manage 67 K 12 Sep 2019 - 15:40 Main.TLaurin Photo by Riversdale Irises-Australia.
barbararider09.jpgjpg barbararider09.jpg manage 153 K 04 May 2020 - 02:53 Main.TLaurin Photo by Andrea Karpinsky-Kelowna-British Columbia-Canada
barbararider1.JPGJPG barbararider1.JPG manage 51 K 18 Jun 2017 - 02:55 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham
barbararider2.JPGJPG barbararider2.JPG manage 157 K 10 Jun 2019 - 14:50 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham
barbararider4.jpgjpg barbararider4.jpg manage 197 K 18 Feb 2023 - 02:43 Main.TLaurin Photo by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris Garden
barbararider5.jpgjpg barbararider5.jpg manage 171 K 14 Jan 2023 - 17:04 Main.TLaurin Photo by Smokin Heights-Australia-taken at Mid-America Garden
barbararider50.JPGJPG barbararider50.JPG manage 127 K 08 Oct 2023 - 01:39 Main.TLaurin Photo by Smokin Heights-Australia
barbararider6.jpgjpg barbararider6.jpg manage 408 K 19 Dec 2019 - 15:40 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
barbararider60.JPGJPG barbararider60.JPG manage 280 K 10 Sep 2022 - 21:31 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
barbararider61.JPGJPG barbararider61.JPG manage 269 K 03 Dec 2023 - 16:18 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
barbararider9.jpgjpg barbararider9.jpg manage 121 K 07 May 2020 - 01:49 Main.TLaurin Photo by Howard Dash-Picacho Mountain Iris.
barbararidermichael.JPGJPG barbararidermichael.JPG manage 170 K 05 Dec 2021 - 21:04 Main.TLaurin Photo by Michael Roller
barbararidermichael1.JPGJPG barbararidermichael1.JPG manage 130 K 05 Dec 2021 - 21:04 Main.TLaurin Photo by Michael Roller
barbararidermichael10.JPGJPG barbararidermichael10.JPG manage 146 K 05 Dec 2021 - 21:05 Main.TLaurin Photo by Michael Roller
Topic revision: r29 - 03 Dec 2023, TLaurin
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