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■(BB) 'What's New Pussycat'

2011, Black

'What's New Pussycat' (Paul Black, R. 2011) Seedling #P103A. BB, 26" (66 cm), Late midseason bloom. Standards mid light peach, narrow blended light butter tan band; style arms mid apricot; falls greenish buff center blending to mid apricot buff edge and haft; greenish textured veins, darker apricot buff veins in throat; beards large, tangerine; slight musky fragrance. 'Bundle Of Love' X seedling #M70 sibling: (seedling #J103A: ('Viva Mexico' x 'Complimentary') x 'Jersey Bounce'). Mid America 2012. Honorable Mention 2014, Award of Merit 2018; Knowlton Medal 2023.

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From Mid-America Garden catalog, 2012: WHAT'S NEW PUSSYCAT(Black ‘12) BB Midseason-Late 26” (66cm). Pretty color, gorgeous form and heavy substance. Sdlg. P103A: Bundle of Love X ((Viva Mexico x Complimentary) x Jersey Bounce.) $30.00.
Hybridizer's Comment: Mid peach standards. Mid peachy apricot falls accented by vivid orange beards. Pretty color and gorgeous form. Substance so heavy it takes several days to fully open. Should breed lovely BBs.


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.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
WHATSNEWPUSSYCAT01.jpgjpg WHATSNEWPUSSYCAT01.jpg manage 307 K 26 Feb 2018 - 19:29 UnknownUser Photo by Hugh Stout of Stout Gardens at Dancingtree.
WhatsNewPussycat01.JPGJPG WhatsNewPussycat01.JPG manage 134 K 02 Sep 2016 - 01:43 UnknownUser Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
WhatsNewPussycat02.JPGJPG WhatsNewPussycat02.JPG manage 189 K 29 Mar 2018 - 02:53 UnknownUser Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
WhatsNewPussycat020.JPGJPG WhatsNewPussycat020.JPG manage 138 K 17 Dec 2023 - 15:22 UnknownUser Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
WhatsNewPussycat021.JPGJPG WhatsNewPussycat021.JPG manage 251 K 17 Dec 2023 - 15:22 UnknownUser Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
WhatsNewPussycat022.JPGJPG WhatsNewPussycat022.JPG manage 347 K 17 Dec 2023 - 15:22 UnknownUser Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
WhatsNewPussycat03.jpgjpg WhatsNewPussycat03.jpg manage 133 K 09 Jun 2021 - 21:19 UnknownUser Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
Whats_New_Pussycat_BB_Black_32.jpgjpg Whats_New_Pussycat_BB_Black_32.jpg manage 60 K 23 Nov 2012 - 12:22 Main.Laymont+ by Paul Black, Mid America Garden Oregon USA
Whats_New_Pussycat_BB_Black_3216.jpgjpg Whats_New_Pussycat_BB_Black_3216.jpg manage 61 K 11 Aug 2016 - 18:33 Main.Betsy881 Detail of photo by Betsy Higgins
whatsnew01.jpgjpg whatsnew01.jpg manage 59 K 24 Apr 2015 - 19:33 UnknownUser Photo by Aitken's Salmon Creek Garden
whatsnewpussycat1.JPGJPG whatsnewpussycat1.JPG manage 259 K 29 Jun 2016 - 20:46 UnknownUser Photo by K. Brewitt-taken at 2016 AIS Convention
whatsnewpussycat9.jpgjpg whatsnewpussycat9.jpg manage 76 K 31 Mar 2023 - 15:35 UnknownUser Photo by Alain Chapelle-Jardin d'Iris de Bubry-France
Topic revision: r25 - 17 Dec 2023, TLaurin
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