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■(TB) 'Queen Of May'

1859, Salter

'Queen Of May' (John Salter, before 1859) TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class R7L.

Nursery listings:

Additional nurseries not listed: State 1920.

See below:

Iris queen of may sous le soleilIris Queen of may barbeiris Queen of mayqueen of mayin my garden -Francein my garden -Francequeen of may 2in my garden -Francein my garden -Francein my garden -Francequeen of may flPhoto by Ozark Iris GardensPhoto by Iris City GardensPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto courtesy of Mike Lowe from original HIPS websitePhoto by Seagate Irises-United KingdomPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by Old House Gardens.Photo by Michaela LangoPhoto by Michaela LangoPhoto by Michaela LangoPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.photo Delane LangtonPhoto by Rick Tasco-Superstition Iris GardensPhoto by IrisgalPhoto by John Black, zone 4, MontanaPhoto by John Black, zone 4, Montana

References

References Floral Cabinet 29: 172. June 1859;
From Fryer catalog, 1912:_ Standards lilac-pink; Falls lilac blended in white, general effect almost pink. Very distinct color; very fragrant; large and fine. 32". 25¢ or $2.50/doz.
Gardeners' chronicle :a weekly illustrated journal of horticulture and allied subjects, Vol. 21 (July 14, 1894, p. 37).
From Wing Seed catalog, 1919: QUEEN OF MAY — (Pall.) Semi-early. F. and S. self- colored beautiful bright rose, slightly lilacish. Coloring unique. Robust and free flowering. Thirty-two inches. 15c.
Cornell Extension Bulletin 112, June 1925: “Color effect a large, iridescent, pale lavender-violet. S. light phlox purple to brighter Chinese violet. F. reddish phlox purple, veined brownish red on the lighter outer half. The beard is fine, rather sparse, yellow and orange tipped at the base. The purplish styles bronze at the edge. Rating 74”
Gardeners' chronicle :a weekly illustrated journal of horticulture and allied subjects, Vol. 9 (June 15, 1878, p. 757).
Gardeners' chronicle :a weekly illustrated journal of horticulture and allied subjects, Ser. 3, Vol. 1 (Feb. 12, 1887, p. 211).
Gardeners' chronicle :a weekly illustrated journal of horticulture and allied subjects, Ser. 3, Vol. 1 (June 18, 1887, p. 813).

Culture

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.
FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION Here

Synonyms

Brooksiana, Dr. Parnet, Reine de Mai.

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-- BetsyHiggins - 2011-11-05
  • Parfum léger, un peu citronné (avis personnel) -- EliseAMANN - 11 May 2022
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QueenOfMay02.JPGJPG QueenOfMay02.JPG manage 75 K 29 Aug 2021 - 02:35 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
QueenOfMay12BHI.jpgjpg QueenOfMay12BHI.jpg manage 74 K 29 Apr 2012 - 21:51 BetsyHiggins Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
QueenOfMayBbRT.jpgjpg QueenOfMayBbRT.jpg manage 30 K 22 Jan 2012 - 21:19 BetsyHiggins Photo by Rick Tasco-Superstition Iris Gardens
QueenOfMayIG.jpgjpg QueenOfMayIG.jpg manage 58 K 12 Dec 2013 - 15:01 BetsyHiggins Photo by Irisgal
QueenOfMayJB.jpgjpg QueenOfMayJB.jpg manage 80 K 28 Jan 2012 - 22:18 BetsyHiggins Photo by John Black, zone 4, Montana
Queen_of_May_(16).JPGJPG Queen_of_May_(16).JPG manage 104 K 18 Jun 2017 - 09:05 Main.Neira in my garden -France
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QueenofMay02.JPEGJPEG QueenofMay02.JPEG manage 12 K 10 May 2014 - 14:07 TerryLaurin Photo courtesy of Mike Lowe from original HIPS website
iris Queen of may (2).JPGJPG iris Queen of may (2).JPG manage 432 K 05 May 2022 - 19:40 EliseAMANN Iris queen of may sous le soleil
iris Queen of may zoom.JPGJPG iris Queen of may zoom.JPG manage 379 K 05 May 2022 - 19:40 EliseAMANN Iris Queen of may barbe
queen_of_may.jpgjpg queen_of_may.jpg manage 66 K 14 May 2016 - 16:11 LizSmith  
queen_of_may_2.jpgjpg queen_of_may_2.jpg manage 116 K 14 May 2016 - 16:11 LizSmith  
queen_of_may_fl.jpgjpg queen_of_may_fl.jpg manage 50 K 12 Aug 2012 - 15:44 IrisP  
queenof01.jpgjpg queenof01.jpg manage 54 K 03 May 2015 - 14:31 TerryLaurin Photo by Ozark Iris Gardens
queenofmay01.jpgjpg queenofmay01.jpg manage 50 K 22 Aug 2014 - 14:51 TerryLaurin Photo by Iris City Gardens
queenofmay02.jpgjpg queenofmay02.jpg manage 20 K 13 Sep 2014 - 13:15 TerryLaurin Photo by Seagate Irises-United Kingdom
queenofmay05.jpgjpg queenofmay05.jpg manage 64 K 31 Jan 2019 - 15:36 TerryLaurin Photo by Old House Gardens.
queenofmay08.JPGJPG queenofmay08.JPG manage 150 K 08 Jun 2021 - 21:24 TerryLaurin Photo by Michaela Lango
queenofmay09.jpgjpg queenofmay09.jpg manage 101 K 12 May 2020 - 11:06 TerryLaurin Photo by Michaela Lango
queenofmay090.JPGJPG queenofmay090.JPG manage 309 K 13 May 2022 - 15:19 TerryLaurin Photo by Michaela Lango
queenofmay5.JPGJPG queenofmay5.JPG manage 306 K 20 Jul 2018 - 20:28 TerryLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
queenofmay6.JPGJPG queenofmay6.JPG manage 749 K 20 Jul 2018 - 20:26 TerryLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
queenofmay7.JPGJPG queenofmay7.JPG manage 69 K 12 Sep 2013 - 16:01 TerryLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
queenofmay_jb.jpgjpg queenofmay_jb.jpg manage 71 K 24 Apr 2013 - 01:40 Main.Harloiris photo Delane Langton
rsz_queen_of_may_1.jpgjpg rsz_queen_of_may_1.jpg manage 71 K 14 Jan 2014 - 18:56 Main.Harloiris Photo by John Black, zone 4, Montana
Topic revision: r45 - 11 Nov 2022, TerryLaurin
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