Queen of May
TB M R7L
From N.A. Hallauer’s Select List for 1918: “Soft rose lilac, almost pink. 32 in.”
From the Cornell Bulletin 112, 1925: “Color effect a reddish phlox purple veined self. S. light phlox purple to brighter chinese violet. F. reddish phlox purple, veined brownish red of the lighter outer haft. The beard is fine, rather sparse, yellow, and orange tipped at the base. The purplish styles bronze at the edge. The plant is of moderately vigorous growth and has medium yellowish-green foliage. The moderately tall, high-branched flowering stalks are freely produced and well furnished with good-sized, sweet-scented blossoms. This is an older sort, outstanding for its pink color mass. Rating 74.”
From Mitchell’s Bulbs, 1922: “Light Pink; very early.”
AM RHS 1891.