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■(TB) 'High Barbaree'

1958, Tompkins

'High Barbaree' (Chet Tompkins, R. 1958). Seedling# 55-54. TB, 40" (102 cm), Midseason to late bloom. Bright red-carmine self. ('Sunstone' x 'Color Glo') x 'Defiance'. Fleur de Lis 1958. Honorable Mention 1958.

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From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog 1964: HIGH BARBAREE (Tompkins '58) E-L-38". One of the finest of the many new reds that have been appearing in recent years. A color photpgraph reproduces it for you in all its glory. Not only is this nearest to true red, bu it 1s also nearest to a true self with standards almost as deep as the falls--a very desirable, but seldom seen characteristic. Color between currant red & carmine. Very finished appearance. Bright yellow beard contrasts smartly. Stalks widely branched, & while some are strictly erect, others may be spreading so stalks from a two-year clump from a single rhizome often make a stunning cluster five feet across. Pollen abundant. HC'57, HM'58. (Sunstone x Colorglo) X Defiance). Regularly $5.00; on $10 order $4.25; on $25 order $3.75.


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.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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High Barbaree.jpgjpg High Barbaree.jpg manage 326 K 26 Sep 2021 - 03:58 Main.davepote Photo by David Potembski taken in my garden 2021, Finksburg, MD
HighBarbaree12BHI.jpgjpg HighBarbaree12BHI.jpg manage 62 K 21 Apr 2012 - 17:30 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
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Topic revision: r15 - 22 Jul 2022, EdenSprings
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