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■(BB) 'First In Line'

2014, Black

'First In Line' (Paul Black, R. 2014) Seedling #R78A. BB, 24" (61 cm), Midseason to late bloom. Standards white, light gold base; style arms white; falls white, light tan haft edge veined plum transitioning to mid purple veins beside beard, narrow tan to crystalline rim, sometimes purple distal rim (celestar pattern); beard hairs based white, tips tangerine; slight sweet fragrance. 'Class Clown' X 'Wish List'. Mid-America 2014.

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From Mid-America Garden catalog, 2014: FIRST IN LINE (Black ‘14) BB Midseason Late 24” (60 cm). Gorgeous, classic form. Long blooming. Sturdy stalks have 3-4 branches and 10-14 buds. Sometimes purple petal edges. Sdlg. R78A: Class Clown X Wish List. $35.00.


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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FirstinLine6.jpgjpg FirstinLine6.jpg manage 56 K 14 Dec 2019 - 20:21 Main.TLaurin Photo by Tom Waters-Telperion Oasis
firstinline02.JPGJPG firstinline02.JPG manage 51 K 14 Jun 2017 - 02:42 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jean Witt
firstinline1.JPGJPG firstinline1.JPG manage 889 K 13 Feb 2016 - 15:07 Main.TLaurin Photo by Paul Black
Topic revision: r13 - 13 Nov 2022, Harloiris
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