■(IB) 'Cat in the Hat'
'Cat In The Hat'
, R. 2009). Seedling #N253A. IB, 27" (69 cm). Late midseason to very late bloom. Standards medium raspberry, overall network of darker veins; style arms medium pinkish-raspberry; falls cream, very wide medium raspberry plicata band covering 2/3 of petal, medium raspberry plicata lines and dots over center 1/3 and wide stripe from end of beard to 2/3 of way down center, variable amount of markings on center; beards orange, white at end; ruffled; slight musky fragrance. Seedling #J344B, 'Bright Flash'
sibling X seedling #L86A: ('Waiting For George'
x 'Cimarron Trail'
). Mid-America 2009. Honorable Mention 2011
; Award of Merit 2014
; Sass Medal 2018
* * References
| From Mid-America Garden catalog, 2009: CAT IN THE HAT (Black 09) IB Early-Very Late 27” (69cm).Cat In The Hat is a fanciful creation that is sure to win your heart. Classically formed, heavily ruffled flowers have mid raspberry rose standards with overall network of fine dark violet blue veins. Cream falls have super wide raspberry rose plicata bands, darker hafts and lines and dotting over centers with an accent stripe at ends of orange beards. Perfect show stalks have 2 branches + spur and 7-9 buds. Strong, healthy plants insure superior performance. Sdlg. N253A: J344B - Bright Flash sib X (Waiting for George x Cimarron Trail). $22.50.
Quick Summary of Cultural Directions
| FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION
| 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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