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■(IB) 'Shooting Sparks'

1989, Black

'Shooting Sparks' (Paul Black, R. 1988). Seedling #85458A. IB, 28" (71 cm), Early bloom. White ground with purple plicata markings around edge of standards and falls; white beard tipped lavender; slight spicy fragrance. Seedling #83303AA: ('Focus' x 'Magic Candle') X 'Chubby Cheeks' sibling. Mid-America Gardens 1989.  Exhibition Certificate 1986; Honorable Mention 1991.

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From Mid-America Garden catalog, 1989: SHOOTING SPARKS - IB, 28" (71cm), Early. A beautifully proportioned IB that is white with purple plicata mark sparks. Flowers are dainty and crisp and clumps are loaded with bloom stalks. You'll think it has bloomed out but there is plenty of increase left for next years show. Sdlg. 85458A: 83303A A: ( Flamenco X Magic Candle) X Chubby Cheeks sib. $15.00.
Note: Parentage change by hybridizer: From Tb Flamenco to Tb Focus. "The Pol parent is Chubby Cheeks' sibling 824G. Parentage of pod parent 83303AA should be Focus X Magic Candle.


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.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07


-- LoicT - 2009-12-14
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Shooting_Sparks_1988_Black_ib-.JPGJPG Shooting_Sparks_1988_Black_ib-.JPG manage 50 K 14 Dec 2009 - 14:43 Main.tasquierloic Photo : Loïc TASQUIER - The Netherlands Zone 7
Shooting_Sparks_1988_Black_ib.JPGJPG Shooting_Sparks_1988_Black_ib.JPG manage 47 K 14 Dec 2009 - 14:43 Main.tasquierloic Photo : Loïc TASQUIER - The Netherlands Zone 7
Shooting_Sparks_1988_Black_ib_-.JPGJPG Shooting_Sparks_1988_Black_ib_-.JPG manage 54 K 14 Dec 2009 - 14:43 Main.tasquierloic Photo : Loïc TASQUIER - The Netherlands Zone 7
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shootingsparks03.jpgjpg shootingsparks03.jpg manage 159 K 12 Apr 2018 - 17:49 Main.TLaurin Photo by Ross Eagles-Diversity Acres
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