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■(IB) 'Frosted Crystal'

1977, Gatty

'Frosted Crystal' (Joseph Gatty, R. 1977). Seedling #E58-5. IB, 24" (61 cm), Early bloom. Standards blue-white (M&P 43-A-2) shading deeper (43-A-6) at claw; falls slightly paler (43-A-1 to 2); pale blue beard faintly tipped yellow. Seedling #A 64-2: ('Blue Twist' x 'Blue Miller') X seedling #M683: ((('Azure Skies' selfed x Cook seedling #1546) x 'Blue Denim') x ('Dainty Delight' x 'Blue Denim')). Keppel 1978. High Commendation 1978; Honorable Mention 1980; Award of Merit 1983.

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Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collectionPhoto by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-Canada


From AIS Bulletin #228 Winter 1978 Introducing FROSTED CRYSTAL (Gatty '78). E, 24". Icy blue-white, touched violet-blue at base of standards. Blue-white beards. Ruffled, strongly flared. ((Blue Twist x Blue Miller) X (((Azure Skies selfed x Cook 1546) x Blue Denim) x (Dainty Delight x Blue Denim))). #E58-5. $10.00. Keith Keppel.


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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Topic revision: r15 - 27 Apr 2023, Harloiris
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