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■(IB) 'Nice 'N' Nifty'

1981, Ensminger

'Nice 'N' Nifty' (Allan Ensminger, R. 1981). Seedling #75-8. IB, 23" (58 cm), Midseason to late bloom. Standards lobelia blue (HCC 41); falls white with 3/8" (0.9 cm) border of lobelia blue; lobelia blue beard. Seedling #68-8: ((('Gypsy Baron' x Failor seedling #8-54) x 'Belle Meade') x 'Stepping Out') X seedling #69-4: (('Jungle Shadows' x pumila) x sibling). Varigay Gardens 1982. Honorable Mention 1984.

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Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collectionPhoto scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collectionPhoto by Barry BlythPhoto by Blue J IrisPhoto by Blue J IrisPhoto by Blue J IrisPhoto by Blue J Iris


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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.

-- BobPries - 2011-03-07

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
NiceNNifty01.jpgjpg NiceNNifty01.jpg manage 65 K 26 Apr 2015 - 22:24 TerryLaurin Photo by Barry Blyth
NiceNNifty02.jpgjpg NiceNNifty02.jpg manage 79 K 01 Apr 2014 - 20:01 TerryLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
NiceNNifty03.jpgjpg NiceNNifty03.jpg manage 80 K 01 Apr 2014 - 20:02 TerryLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
NiceNNifty1BJI.JPGJPG NiceNNifty1BJI.JPG manage 93 K 13 Apr 2012 - 16:57 BetsyHiggins Photo by Blue J Iris
NiceNNifty3BJI.jpgjpg NiceNNifty3BJI.jpg manage 53 K 13 Apr 2012 - 16:58 BetsyHiggins Photo by Blue J Iris
nicenifty04.JPGJPG nicenifty04.JPG manage 80 K 03 Jul 2014 - 20:18 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
nicenifty05.JPGJPG nicenifty05.JPG manage 89 K 03 Jul 2014 - 20:20 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
Topic revision: r14 - 10 Nov 2022, Harloiris
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