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■(IB) 'Ball And Chain'

2024, Stout

'Ball And Chain' (Hugh Stout Jr, R. 2023). Seedling DN-93A, IB, 25-26" (63.5-66 cm), Midseason to late bloom. Standards almond, bone brown with grape at base and up midrib (Wikipedia color shades); style arms almond, purple stigma; falls near black to russian violet; beards lavender base, rust tips; slight spicy fragrance. 'Dark Matter' X 'Edge Of The World'. Stout Gardens at Dancingtree 2024.

Hybridizer's Comments: Beautiful contrast of colors. Black falls with light standards is striking! Love the dark beard too!

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Photo by Hugh Stout of Stout Gardens at Dancingtree.


Awaiting original catalog description


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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-- BobPries - 2011-03-07
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ballandchain9.JPGJPG ballandchain9.JPG manage 181 K 01 Dec 2023 - 15:37 TerryLaurin Photo by Hugh Stout of Stout Gardens at Dancingtree.
Topic revision: r5 - 13 Mar 2024, BrewItt
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