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■(BB) 'Kona Blush'

1990, Aitken

'Kona Blush' (J. Terry Aitken, R. 1990). Seedling #82M110. BB, 20" (51 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards tan flushed pink; falls creamed coffee tan blending smoothly into charcoal brown spot; russet orange beard. ('Post Time' x 'Light Cavalry') X 'Post Time'. Aitken's Salmon Creek Garden 1990. Honorable Mention 1992.

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Photo scanned from the 1993 Aitken


From AIS Bulletin #276 January 1990 Introducing KONA BLUSH (BB) (Aitken '90) Sdlg. B2Mll0, 20". ((Post Time x Light Cavalry) X Post Time). Midseason. Unique! $20.00. Aitken's Salmon Creek Garden.


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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