(Mrs. C. Whiting
, R. 1947). Seedling# 464. TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class R4L. 'Shannopin'
| From Maple Valley Gardens catalog, 1950: MAYTIME No. 464 (SHANNDPIN & PATHFINDER). M., 36 inches. A pink toned amoena, clean and fresh In coloring. The standards are pale orchid pink, the falls much deeper. The flowers are large, the petals wide and full, the form graceful. Perfectly hardy and free with both bloom and increase. $25.00.
| From Maple Valley Gardens catalog, 1951: MAYTIME. Whiting 1950. No. 464 (SHANNOPIN X PATHFINDER). Mid-season to late. 36 inches. A large, pink toned amoena of clean. fresh coloring. The standards are clear orchid pink. wide and firmly held; the broad falls of deeper mse pink. The light yellow beard and faint markings at the haft do not detract from the smooth even coloring of the flower. The stalks are quite well branched. the plants very strong and dependable. H. M. 1950. $10.00.
| Maytime was a pink amoena—it shows plainly that it is a child of Shannopin. (Shannopin has been one of my favorites since I saw a splendid clump of it in Jesse Wills' garden several years ago.) Reynolds, Mrs. Leo F., Tennessee (1949). Coming Events Cast Their Shadows, American Iris Society Bulletin 116 (January 1950), 30.
| "Maytime, on a one-year plant, was well-branched and very luscious in color. It seemed darker than the published color plate, with a little more infusion of yellow in both standards and falls, giving the whole flower a warmer tone. The standards were slightly open, but seemed strong, and the falls were wide and rounded, with very little flare. How important it may be in amoena breeding remains to be seen, but it will be popular on color appeal alone." John Dolman, Jr. (Pennsylvania), “From Aldan to Walden and Points North, DeForest Plicatas Outstanding,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 123, (October 1951): 16.
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