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■(BB) 'Soft Spoken'

1980, Dyer

'Soft Spoken' (Perry Dyer, R. 1977). Seedling #D-5. BB, 20" (51 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards light lilac; falls lightly ruffled light lilac, white in throat; white beard tipped coral. 'San Leandro' X 'Fond Wish'. Contemporary Gardens 1980. Honorable Mention 1982; Award of Merit 1984; Favorite Guest 1984; Knowlton Medal 1988.

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From Contemporary Gardens catalog, 1980: SOFT SPOKEN - BB, 20" (51 cm), Midseason. Soft lilac self fading to white in the heart of the flower around the light coral beards. This has every characteristic a good Border Bearded should have: Consistently short in the 4 years it has been tested (including being grown in fumigated soil) with thin show stalks (2 branches,6 buds). Falls horizontal and lightly ruffled. Small flowers. Excellent increaser. Sdlg. 0-5: (San Leandro X Fond Wish). EC 1979. $20.00


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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