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■(TB) 'Spring Madness'

2009, Johnson

'Spring Madness' (Thomas Johnson, R. 2009). Seedling TX16B. TB, 35" (89 cm), Late midseason bloom. Standards bright white flushed yellow at midrib, fine network of yellow veins; style arms white, lemon crests; falls white overlaid with brown veins and sanding between veins at hafts, centers washed medium yellow, lighter below beards, darker going downward ending in wide white bands, muted brown veins in center becoming clearer and darker at lower and middle edges; beards yellow orange; purple based foliage; slight fragrance. 'Impulsive' X 'Whispering Spirits'. Mid-America 2009. Honorable Mention 2012.

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From Mid-America Garden catalog, 2009: SPRING MADNESS (T.Johnson 09) TB Midseason-Late 35”(89cm). Spring arrives and with it comes the crazy weather, the Spring Madness that gardeners have learned to cope with. Ruffled, bright white standards have a fine network of yellow veins overall and yellow intensification at bases. Hafts of ruffled white falls are overlaid with brown veins and sanding between veins. Centers are washed mid yellow, lighter below beards to darker descending the falls and ending in wide white bands. Centers have muted brown veins that become clearer and darker at lower, middle edges. White styles with yellow crests arch above bright yellow orange beards. Well branched stalks produce 7-8 of these unique and colorful flowers. Sdlg. TX16B: Impulsive X Whispering Spirits. (This is the reverse cross of Sordid Lives. BONUS


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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-- RolandDejoux - 2010-01-29
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DSCN1627.JPGJPG DSCN1627.JPG manage 68 K 26 Apr 2010 - 03:53 Main.bjacobs Photo by Betty Jacobs
DSCN1644.JPGJPG DSCN1644.JPG manage 67 K 26 Apr 2010 - 03:54 Main.bjacobs Photo by Betty Jacobs
DSCN6115.JPGJPG DSCN6115.JPG manage 71 K 02 May 2011 - 06:03 Main.bjacobs Photo by Betty Jacobs
SPRINGMADNESS01.JPGJPG SPRINGMADNESS01.JPG manage 44 K 16 Aug 2014 - 18:01 Main.TLaurin Photo by Augusto Bianco-biancoiride-Gabiano-Italy
SPRINGMADNESS02.jpgjpg SPRINGMADNESS02.jpg manage 134 K 07 Dec 2015 - 22:08 Main.TLaurin Photo by Klaus Burkhardt- Iris Schwertilienoase-Germany
SPRINGMADNESS1.JPGJPG SPRINGMADNESS1.JPG manage 155 K 25 Nov 2018 - 03:28 Main.TLaurin Photo by Debbie Carpenter-Iris Splendor Garden-Australia.
SpringMadness-2015-2.jpgjpg SpringMadness-2015-2.jpg manage 38 K 03 Jan 2016 - 10:24 JoelleFRANJEULLE Iriseraie de Gombault Photo by Joëlle Franjeulle Sologne FRANCE
SpringMadness12.jpgjpg SpringMadness12.jpg manage 66 K 08 Aug 2013 - 00:19 Main.TLaurin Photo by Iris Oasis
SpringMadness14.jpgjpg SpringMadness14.jpg manage 42 K 29 Nov 2013 - 17:48 Main.TLaurin Photo by South Jersey Iris
SpringMadness15.jpgjpg SpringMadness15.jpg manage 53 K 18 Dec 2013 - 17:17 Main.TLaurin Photo by Daniel Boris,Iris Du Grand Barbu-France
Spring_Madness_TB_TJohnson_09__Impulsive_x_Whispering_Spirits.JPGJPG Spring_Madness_TB_TJohnson_09__Impulsive_x_Whispering_Spirits.JPG manage 29 K 29 Jan 2010 - 11:39 Main.Laymont+ by Mid-America Garden Oregon USA
springmadness01.jpgjpg springmadness01.jpg manage 56 K 22 Aug 2014 - 20:00 Main.TLaurin Photo by Iris City Gardens
springmadness02.JPGJPG springmadness02.JPG manage 61 K 29 Nov 2014 - 16:11 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen at Tara Perennial Farm,Owen Sound,Ontario
springmadness03.jpgjpg springmadness03.jpg manage 59 K 28 Dec 2014 - 16:29 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jean Claude Jacob-Iris de la Baie-France
springmadness04.jpgjpg springmadness04.jpg manage 94 K 06 Jul 2013 - 17:17 Main.TLaurin Photo by Lauer's Flowers
springmadness05.jpgjpg springmadness05.jpg manage 58 K 17 Jun 2015 - 20:55 Main.TLaurin Photo by Alla Chernoguz-Ukraine
springmadness06.jpegjpeg springmadness06.jpeg manage 65 K 29 Nov 2015 - 16:18 Main.TLaurin Photo by Svetlana Yakovchuk-Ukraine
springmadness07.jpegjpeg springmadness07.jpeg manage 69 K 29 Nov 2015 - 16:20 Main.TLaurin Photo by Svetlana Yakovchuk-Ukraine
springmadness08.jpegjpeg springmadness08.jpeg manage 68 K 29 Nov 2015 - 16:21 Main.TLaurin Photo by Svetlana Yakovchuk-Ukraine
springmadness09.jpegjpeg springmadness09.jpeg manage 63 K 29 Nov 2015 - 16:23 Main.TLaurin Photo by Svetlana Yakovchuk-Ukraine
springmadness1.jpegjpeg springmadness1.jpeg manage 133 K 26 Dec 2015 - 03:43 Main.TLaurin Photo by Hugh Stout of Stout Gardens at Dancingtree.
springmadness10.jpegjpeg springmadness10.jpeg manage 80 K 29 Nov 2015 - 16:24 Main.TLaurin Photo by Svetlana Yakovchuk-Ukraine
springmadness11.JPGJPG springmadness11.JPG manage 65 K 23 Jul 2013 - 02:43 Main.TLaurin Photo by Robin Shadlow- Iris Sisters Farm
springmadness13.jpgjpg springmadness13.jpg manage 69 K 14 Nov 2013 - 21:32 Main.TLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-Jardin d'Iris de Bubry-France
springmadness15.jpgjpg springmadness15.jpg manage 134 K 30 Jun 2018 - 02:31 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
springmadness16.jpgjpg springmadness16.jpg manage 137 K 30 Jun 2018 - 02:33 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
springmadness17.JPGJPG springmadness17.JPG manage 418 K 12 Feb 2019 - 21:18 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen-taken at Tara Perennial Farm-Owen Sound-Ontario-Canada
springmadness18.JPGJPG springmadness18.JPG manage 396 K 12 Feb 2019 - 21:21 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen-taken at Tara Perennial Farm-Owen Sound-Ontario-Canada
springmadness19.jpgjpg springmadness19.jpg manage 169 K 17 Jun 2019 - 15:48 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
springmadness2.jpgjpg springmadness2.jpg manage 55 K 01 Apr 2016 - 21:14 Main.TLaurin Photo by Larry Lauer-Lauer's Flowers
springmadness20.jpgjpg springmadness20.jpg manage 91 K 11 Jul 2019 - 22:21 Main.TLaurin Photo by Riley Probst-Fleur De Lis Garden
springmadness25.JPGJPG springmadness25.JPG manage 187 K 29 Feb 2020 - 16:15 Main.TLaurin Photo by Gerard Raffaelli-France
springmadness3.jpgjpg springmadness3.jpg manage 619 K 05 Jan 2016 - 21:58 Main.TLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
springmadness30.JPGJPG springmadness30.JPG manage 190 K 28 Mar 2020 - 15:39 Main.TLaurin Photo by Rene Martin-France
springmadness4.jpgjpg springmadness4.jpg manage 125 K 08 Jun 2016 - 02:14 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
springmadness5.jpgjpg springmadness5.jpg manage 67 K 18 Nov 2017 - 04:09 Main.TLaurin Photo by Gintaras Kilmaitis-Irisu Pasaulis-Lithuania
springmadness6.jpgjpg springmadness6.jpg manage 142 K 04 Dec 2017 - 03:47 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
springmadness7.jpgjpg springmadness7.jpg manage 177 K 11 Jan 2018 - 02:48 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
springmadness8.jpgjpg springmadness8.jpg manage 46 K 09 Apr 2013 - 22:03 Main.TLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
springmadness9.jpgjpg springmadness9.jpg manage 59 K 14 May 2013 - 01:58 Main.TLaurin Photo by Superstition Iris Gardens
Topic revision: r55 - 31 Mar 2023, TLaurin
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