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■(TB) 'Lord Of June'

1911, Yeld

'Lord Of June' ( George Yeld, 1911) TB Midseason bloom. Color Class-B3M. Standards lavender blue; falls deep aniline blue, yellow beard. Cinnamon fragrance. 'Amas' X unknown. Award of Merit.

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The Garden p.306, 1915 notes: "Iris Lord of June. – A good addition to the pallida set. The standards are lavender; falls, violet with gold crest. From Mr. George P. Baker, Bexley."
From H. P. Simpson catalog, 1922: LORD OF JUNE (Yeld, 191G) S. lavender-blue; F. rich violet-blue. An exceedingly handsome iris of fine proportions. Said by some to be one of the finest irises in the world. 30-36-inch. Starred variety. Price $3.00 and $4.00.
Cornell Extension Bulletin 112: "Color effect a light chicory-blue, lavender-violet bicolor. S. lavender or light chicory blue. F. Lavender-violet, whitish outer haft, with bronzed, widely spaced venations. The standards are very large, and inclined to fade and become floppy in intense sun. The tall stalk branches low and widely, bearing its large, oblong flowers well. Its fruity fragrance is an added attraction in the cut flower. Rating 91."


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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LordOfJuneRT.jpgjpg LordOfJuneRT.jpg manage 39 K 22 Jan 2012 - 18:40 BetsyHiggins Photo by Rick Tasco
Lord_Of_June_800pix.jpgjpg Lord_Of_June_800pix.jpg manage 193 K 09 Nov 2015 - 23:01 TerryLaurin Photo by Kathryn Mohr
Lord_of_June_top_800pix.jpgjpg Lord_of_June_top_800pix.jpg manage 171 K 09 Nov 2015 - 23:03 TerryLaurin Photo by Kathryn Mohr
lordofjune.JPGJPG lordofjune.JPG manage 613 K 26 Jun 2018 - 20:33 TerryLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
lordofjune01.JPGJPG lordofjune01.JPG manage 130 K 16 Jun 2020 - 19:51 TerryLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
lordofjune02.JPGJPG lordofjune02.JPG manage 119 K 16 Jun 2020 - 19:51 TerryLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
lordofjune5.jpgjpg lordofjune5.jpg manage 72 K 25 Jan 2010 - 01:01 Main.htb ©2006 Laurie Frazer
Topic revision: r19 - 20 Jun 2022, Harloiris
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