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■(TB) 'Smart Barbara'

1969, Gibson

'Smart Barbara' (James Gibson, R. 1969). Seedling# 31-3PC. TB, 36" (91 cm). Midseason bloom. Standards tannish brown on cream; falls white ground, brown rim, mulberry specks; yellow beard. Seedling# 47-0 PD: ('Wild Ginger' x 'Henna Stitches') X seedling# 50-0 PY ('Henna Stitches' x 'Wild Ginger'). Cooley 1969. Honorable Mention 1973.

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SMART BARBARA (Gibson, 1969) Each $20.00. Spreading falls of reddish tan on a cream ground with solidly colored standards of bright tan-red. The allover effect of the big flowers is brilliant rose with a tan cast, quite apart from others from this introducer. Our picture on the cover is a little too red and lacks the tan influence which marks this excellent novelty. Huge flowers on 34-36 inch stems. No. 31-3PC. [Cooley's Iris, 1969]


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.

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Pages_from_1969cooleysgarde1969cool_3.jpgjpg Pages_from_1969cooleysgarde1969cool_3.jpg manage 287 K 09 Sep 2014 - 02:11 Main.davepote from Cooley's Iris catalog, 1969, front cover.
smartbarbara02.JPGJPG smartbarbara02.JPG manage 93 K 07 Jul 2014 - 22:20 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
smartbarbara1.JPGJPG smartbarbara1.JPG manage 192 K 26 May 2020 - 02:51 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1970 Cooley's Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
smartbarbara2.JPGJPG smartbarbara2.JPG manage 344 K 14 Feb 2021 - 13:01 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1976 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r18 - 31 Mar 2022, TLaurin
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