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■(BB) 'Illuminate Me'

2024, Rieniets

'Illuminate Me' (Elizabeth Rieniets, R. 2024). Seedling HTRDwH, BB, 26" (66 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards alloy orange, center and base shaded safety yellow, base lined alloy orange; style arms safety yellow, center and crests shaded tawny, stigmatic lip violet, faint shading of violet down center; falls red-violet, haft safety yellow shaded and lined red-brown, narrowly edged red-brown, shaded mustard reverse; beards orange; slight spicy fragrance; parentage 'Honky Tonk Rumble' X mixed pollen from early MDBs and SDBs. 'Honky Tonk Rumble' X unknown.

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Photo by Elizabeth RienietsPhoto by Elizabeth RienietsPhoto by Elizabeth RienietsPhoto by Elizabeth Rieniets


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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.

-- BobPries - 2011-03-07

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-- BrewItt - 09 May 2024
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illuminateme9.JPGJPG illuminateme9.JPG manage 153 K 10 May 2024 - 18:59 TerryLaurin Photo by Elizabeth Rieniets
illuminateme90.JPGJPG illuminateme90.JPG manage 157 K 10 May 2024 - 18:59 TerryLaurin Photo by Elizabeth Rieniets
illuminateme91.JPGJPG illuminateme91.JPG manage 122 K 10 May 2024 - 19:00 TerryLaurin Photo by Elizabeth Rieniets
illuminateme92.JPGJPG illuminateme92.JPG manage 123 K 10 May 2024 - 19:00 TerryLaurin Photo by Elizabeth Rieniets
Topic revision: r3 - 11 May 2024, BrewItt
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