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■(IB) 'First Lady Of Spring'

2014, Black

'First Lady Of Spring' (Paul Black, R. 2013) Seedling #R180A. IB, 25" (64 cm). Midseason to late bloom. Standards white, light lime veined midrib; style arms and falls white; beards tangerine in throat, white in middle and end; slight sweet fragrance; ruffled; diamond dusted. Seedling #R180A: (seedling #K297B, 'Alberta Clipper sibling x 'Orange Pop') X seedling #M166A, 'Inspired' sibling. Mid-America 2014. Honorable Mention 2016.

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From Mid-America Garden catalog, 2014: FIRST LADY OF SPRING (Black ‘14) IB Midseason-Late 25” (63cm). Amazing pristine white. Near MTB size. Fabulous branching with 12-14 buds. Fertile. A MUST! Breed in all median classes. Sdlg. R180A (Alberta Clipper sib x Orange Pop) X Inspired sib. $25.00.
 
 

Culture

Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION Sort
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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-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07
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first-lady-of-spring1-16.jpgjpg first-lady-of-spring1-16.jpg manage 92 K 21 Aug 2016 - 06:24 Main.mikeu Photo taken at Presby Memorial Iris Gardens by Mike Unser
firstlady02.jpgjpg firstlady02.jpg manage 81 K 27 May 2015 - 22:10 Main.TLaurin Photo by Robert Piatek-Poland
firstladyofspring01.jpgjpg firstladyofspring01.jpg manage 127 K 22 Apr 2017 - 18:30 Main.TLaurin Photo by Robert Piatek-Poland
firstladyofspring02.jpgjpg firstladyofspring02.jpg manage 95 K 22 Apr 2017 - 18:32 Main.TLaurin Photo by Robert Piatek-Poland
firstladyofspring03.jpgjpg firstladyofspring03.jpg manage 166 K 27 Feb 2020 - 00:13 Main.TLaurin Photo by Robert Piatek-Poland
firstladyofspring030.JPGJPG firstladyofspring030.JPG manage 427 K 02 Dec 2023 - 15:38 Main.TLaurin Photo by Robert Piatek-Poland
firstladyofspring04.JPGJPG firstladyofspring04.JPG manage 38 K 22 Apr 2017 - 18:37 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mid-America Garden
firstladyofspring05.JPGJPG firstladyofspring05.JPG manage 57 K 22 Apr 2017 - 18:39 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mid-America Garden
firstladyofspring06.jpgjpg firstladyofspring06.jpg manage 88 K 25 May 2020 - 19:33 Main.TLaurin Photo by Robert Piatek-Poland
firstladyofspring1.JPGJPG firstladyofspring1.JPG manage 811 K 13 Feb 2016 - 15:09 Main.TLaurin Photo by Paul Black-Mid America Garden
firstladyofspring2.jpgjpg firstladyofspring2.jpg manage 191 K 10 Oct 2020 - 11:41 Main.TLaurin Photo by Paul Black-Mid America Garden
firstladyofspring3.jpegjpeg firstladyofspring3.jpeg manage 297 K 10 Mar 2021 - 16:46 Main.TLaurin Photo by Paul Black-Mid-America Garden
firstladyofspring31.jpegjpeg firstladyofspring31.jpeg manage 137 K 10 Mar 2021 - 16:46 Main.TLaurin Photo by Paul Black-Mid-America Garden
firstladyofspring4.jpgjpg firstladyofspring4.jpg manage 201 K 10 Oct 2020 - 11:43 Main.TLaurin Photo by Paul Black-Mid America Garden
firstladyofspring5.jpgjpg firstladyofspring5.jpg manage 155 K 10 Oct 2020 - 11:43 Main.TLaurin Photo by Paul Black-Mid America Garden
firstladyofspring7.JPGJPG firstladyofspring7.JPG manage 156 K 09 Apr 2024 - 12:35 Main.TLaurin Photo by Klaus Burkhardt-Iris Schwertilenoase-Germany
firstladyofspring9.JPGJPG firstladyofspring9.JPG manage 84 K 07 Nov 2023 - 03:24 Main.TLaurin Photo by Smokin Heights-Australia
firstladyofspringpaul50.JPGJPG firstladyofspringpaul50.JPG manage 185 K 29 May 2022 - 15:37 Main.TLaurin Photo by Paul Black-Mid America Garden
firstladyofspringpaul51.JPGJPG firstladyofspringpaul51.JPG manage 234 K 29 May 2022 - 15:38 Main.TLaurin Photo by Paul Black-Mid America Garden
Topic revision: r25 - 09 Apr 2024, TLaurin
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