■(TB) 'Tamara Kay'

2004, Johnson

'Tamara Kay' (Larry Johnson, R. 2004). Seedling# JO99-2-16. TB, height 38" (97 cm). Midseason bloom. Standards rose infusion with a wide chamois rim; style arms rose tipped amber; falls pale lavender with a wide rose-tan blended rim, golden tan shoulders; golden orange beards; very ruffled; slight fragrance. 'Heavenly Encore' X 'Kevin's Theme'. Cooley 2004.

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From AIS Bulletin #333 April 2004 Introducing TAMARA KAY (L. Johnson, '04) M. 38" F $45.00. This captivating lovely is sugar and spice and everything nice. Very ruffled and busy with every detail adding to it's individuality. Gorgeous rose standards blend to a significant chamois rim. Stylearms are rose tipped amber. The amber carries onto the shoulders showing off a golden orange beard. Pale lavender falls blend to a rose-tan ruffled rim. Sdlg J099-2-16. Cooley's Iris Gardens.


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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-- MarilynCampbell - 2010-01-20
  • It is also a rebloomer!
Thank you, Tamara Kay Bloomfield (Johnson) -- WikiGuest - 23 May 2021
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TamaraKay01.jpgjpg TamaraKay01.jpg manage 48 K 09 Apr 2015 - 18:39 Main.TLaurin Photo by Elladan McLeester
TamaraKay02.jpgjpg TamaraKay02.jpg manage 63 K 09 Apr 2015 - 18:41 Main.TLaurin Photo by Elladan McLeester
TamaraKay03.jpgjpg TamaraKay03.jpg manage 61 K 09 Apr 2015 - 18:43 Main.TLaurin Photo by Elladan McLeester
TamaraKay04.jpgjpg TamaraKay04.jpg manage 79 K 09 Apr 2015 - 18:45 Main.TLaurin Photo by Elladan McLeester
TamaraKay05.jpgjpg TamaraKay05.jpg manage 65 K 09 Apr 2015 - 18:47 Main.TLaurin Photo by Elladan McLeester
TamaraKay5.jpgjpg TamaraKay5.jpg manage 49 K 18 Jul 2013 - 02:34 Main.TLaurin Photo by Napa Country Iris Gardens
TamaraKay6150.jpgjpg TamaraKay6150.jpg manage 72 K 20 Jan 2010 - 17:51 Main.mshadow Tamara Kay by Marilyn Campbell
TamaraKay_DSD_5898.jpgjpg TamaraKay_DSD_5898.jpg manage 227 K 28 Jan 2021 - 17:29 SharleneSutter growing at www.dasIrisFeld.ch in Oetlishausen, Switzerland - photo by Sharlene Sutter
TamraKay02.JPGJPG TamraKay02.JPG manage 71 K 14 Apr 2014 - 19:22 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
tamarakay01.JPGJPG tamarakay01.JPG manage 75 K 28 Dec 2014 - 19:27 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jean Claude Jacob-Iris de la Baie-France
tamarakay08SPI.jpgjpg tamarakay08SPI.jpg manage 56 K 17 Apr 2010 - 01:49 Main.mshadow Picture by Snowpeak Iris
tamarakay2.jpgjpg tamarakay2.jpg manage 231 K 10 Oct 2016 - 03:10 Main.TLaurin Photo by Schreiner's Iris Gardens
tamarakay3.jpgjpg tamarakay3.jpg manage 586 K 06 Jan 2016 - 03:53 Main.TLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
tamarakay4.jpgjpg tamarakay4.jpg manage 49 K 10 Apr 2013 - 13:37 Main.TLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
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