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■(BB) 'Drum Solo'

1980, Stahly

'Drum Solo' (Harold Stahly, R. 1980). Seedling #71-1-B. BB, 26" (66 cm), Early midseason boom. Standards very deep violet; falls slightly darker and velvety; self beard; ruffled. ('Licorice Stick' x 'Black Swan') X 'Sable Robe'. Stahly 1980. High Commendation 1979; Honorable Mention 1982; Favorite Guest 1983; Award of Merit 1985; Knowlton Medal 1987.

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From AIS Bulletin #238 July 1980 Introducing DRUM SOLO (Stahly '80) BB 26" EM. Very deep violet standards with slightly deeper, velvety black falls and self beard. The blocky, ruffled blooms-usually 5-6 per stalk-are of very good, wide form with size in proportion for a border bearded. Fertile both ways, but sometimes difficult. Performed beautifully in the Saxton garden during the Huntsville Convention. Sdlg. 71-1-B. (Licorice Stick x Black Swan) X Sable Robe. HC '79. $20.00. Hal Stahly.


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.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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BBDrumSoloPM.jpgjpg BBDrumSoloPM.jpg manage 55 K 24 Feb 2013 - 18:31 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Peggy Mallen
drumsolo02.JPGJPG drumsolo02.JPG manage 72 K 27 Jun 2014 - 19:42 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
drumsolo03.JPGJPG drumsolo03.JPG manage 84 K 27 Jun 2014 - 19:44 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
drumsolo9.JPGJPG drumsolo9.JPG manage 153 K 04 Apr 2023 - 01:41 Main.TLaurin Photo taken at 1979 AIS Huntsville Convention by Verna Laurin at the Saxton Garden
Topic revision: r24 - 04 Apr 2023, Harloiris
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