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■(IB) 'What About Me'

2011, Johnson

'What About Me' (Thomas Johnson, R. 2011 ) Seedling #TA112A, IB. 27.5" (70 cm). Midseason bloom. Standards and style arms soft yellow; falls white, soft yellow band; beards blue; sweet fragrance. Seedling #TW128A: ('Quite The Reverse' x 'Mythology') X 'Bluebeard's Ghost'. Mid-America 2011.

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Iris What about me beardIris what about meby Paul Black, Mid America Garden Oregon USAPhoto by Jean Claude Jacob-Iris de la Baie-FrancePhoto by Judy Schneider-The Shady SpotPhoto by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.Photo by Trails End IrisPhoto by K.Brewitt 2013 Dallas ConventionPhoto by K.Brewitt 2013 Dallas ConventionPhoto by Riverina Iris Farm-AustraliaPhoto by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris GardensPhoto by Eleanor Hutchison-Manitoba-CanadaPhoto by Trails End Iris GardensPhoto by Barbara-Jean Jackson-Manitoba-Canada


From Mid-America Garden catalog, 2011: WHAT ABOUT ME (T.Johnson ‘11) IB Midseason 30” (76cm). What About Me is one of those lovely irises that is too beautiful to throw out but that also doesn't fit well in any of the classes. Best thing to do is put it in a class and say, "grow it and enjoy it for the fantastic garden iris it is". Standards are soft yellow as is band around white falls. Soft blue beards are the perfect accent. Sdlg. TA112A: (Quite the Reverse x Mythology) X Bluebeard’s Ghost. $24.00.


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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-- BobPries - 2011-03-07
  • Bien parfumé, parfum citronné, un peu miellé, "rond" et sucré (avis personnel) -- EliseAMANN - 11 May 2022
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
WhatAboutMe01.JPGJPG WhatAboutMe01.JPG manage 111 K 01 Sep 2016 - 20:54 TerryLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
WhatAboutMe9.jpgjpg WhatAboutMe9.jpg manage 41 K 14 Jan 2023 - 02:52 TerryLaurin Photo by Trails End Iris Gardens
What_About_Me_IB.jpgjpg What_About_Me_IB.jpg manage 70 K 02 Dec 2011 - 12:25 Main.Laymont+ by Paul Black, Mid America Garden Oregon USA
iris what about me barbe.JPGJPG iris what about me barbe.JPG manage 335 K 03 May 2022 - 13:55 EliseAMANN Iris What about me beard
iris what about me.JPGJPG iris what about me.JPG manage 151 K 03 May 2022 - 13:48 EliseAMANN Iris what about me
whataboutme01.jpgjpg whataboutme01.jpg manage 34 K 17 Oct 2014 - 02:14 TerryLaurin Photo by Jean Claude Jacob-Iris de la Baie-France
whataboutme02.JPGJPG whataboutme02.JPG manage 48 K 16 Jun 2014 - 02:26 TerryLaurin Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
whataboutme2.JPGJPG whataboutme2.JPG manage 40 K 10 Dec 2013 - 22:59 TerryLaurin Photo by Trails End Iris
whataboutme3.JPGJPG whataboutme3.JPG manage 64 K 07 Jan 2014 - 17:32 TerryLaurin Photo by K.Brewitt 2013 Dallas Convention
whataboutme4.JPGJPG whataboutme4.JPG manage 78 K 07 Jan 2014 - 17:34 TerryLaurin Photo by K.Brewitt 2013 Dallas Convention
whataboutme5.JPGJPG whataboutme5.JPG manage 123 K 25 Jan 2024 - 19:37 TerryLaurin Photo by Riverina Iris Farm-Australia
whataboutme7.JPGJPG whataboutme7.JPG manage 144 K 17 Mar 2024 - 18:12 TerryLaurin Photo by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris Gardens
whataboutme8.JPGJPG whataboutme8.JPG manage 208 K 17 Jun 2024 - 14:50 TerryLaurin Photo by Eleanor Hutchison-Manitoba-Canada
whataboutmebj.jpgjpg whataboutmebj.jpg manage 166 K 06 Jun 2023 - 01:36 TerryLaurin Photo by Barbara-Jean Jackson-Manitoba-Canada
Topic revision: r26 - 17 Jun 2024, TerryLaurin
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