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■(IB) 'Secret Idea'

1979, Nichols

'Secret Idea' (Hooker Nichols, R. 1978). Seedling #7517. IB, 18" (46 cm). Midseason to late bloom. Standards pale creamy yellow with violet plicata markings; falls ivory with light violet plicata markings on lower 3/4ths, cinnamon markings on hafts; orange beard. 'Vaudeville' X Warburton seedling #134N-3: (('Blue Denim' x (blue pumila x 'Spanish Peaks')) x ('Blue Denim' x 'KnottyPine'). Nichols 1979. Honorable Mention 1983.

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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.

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Topic revision: r15 - 27 Jan 2023, dougchyz
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