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■(BB) 'Waiting For October'

2003, Lauer

'Waiting For October' (Larry Lauer, R. 2003). Seedling #608-F. BB, 27" (69 cm), Midseason bloom and rebloom. Standards white, pink center flush; style arms white; falls majolica yellow (RHS 168D); beards persimmon orange (28A); ruffled; pronounced sweet fragrance. 'Aztec Burst' X 'Betty Dunn'. Lauer 2003. Honorable Mention 2005.

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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.

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WaitingForOctober01.jpgjpg WaitingForOctober01.jpg manage 24 K 23 Sep 2014 - 19:50 Main.TLaurin Photo by C&T Iris Patch
WaitingForOctober02.JPGJPG WaitingForOctober02.JPG manage 74 K 17 Apr 2014 - 12:19 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
WaitingForOctoberBJI.JPGJPG WaitingForOctoberBJI.JPG manage 75 K 12 Apr 2012 - 18:46 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Blue J Iris
WaitingForOctoberBbPJO.JPGJPG WaitingForOctoberBbPJO.JPG manage 51 K 11 Aug 2012 - 23:51 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Patrick Orr
waitingforoct03.jpgjpg waitingforoct03.jpg manage 56 K 05 May 2014 - 19:32 Main.TLaurin Photo by Lauers Flowers
waitingforoctober01.JPGJPG waitingforoctober01.JPG manage 78 K 30 Dec 2014 - 20:28 Main.TLaurin Photo by Kate Brewitt-Aurora Borealis Iris Garden, Aurora, ON Canada
waitingforoctober0116.JPGJPG waitingforoctober0116.JPG manage 23 K 11 Aug 2016 - 18:05 Main.Betsy881 Detail of photo by Betsy Higgins
waitingforoctober02.jpgjpg waitingforoctober02.jpg manage 81 K 09 Nov 2017 - 15:12 Main.TLaurin Photo by Gintaras Kilmaitis-Irisu Pasaulis-Lithuania
waitingforoctober03.jpgjpg waitingforoctober03.jpg manage 72 K 23 Jan 2018 - 22:53 Main.TLaurin Photo by Gintaras Klimaitis-Irisu Pasaulis-Lithuania
waitingforoctober1.jpgjpg waitingforoctober1.jpg manage 94 K 29 Jun 2019 - 02:39 Main.TLaurin Photo by Kate Brewitt-Aurora Borealis Iris Garden-Aurora-Ont.-Canada.
Topic revision: r24 - 07 Sep 2022, Harloiris
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