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■(IB) 'Takeoff'

1991, Craig

'Takeoff' (Jim and Vicki Craig, R. 1991). Seedling #31T15. IB, Height 27" (68 cm), Early bloom. Standards pale blue violet, base deeper; falls warm medium violet, hafts darker; beards dark yellow, tipped blue; ruffled, flared. Parentage: Seedling #10R23, 'Step Ahead' sibling X 6R10: (('Odyssey' x 'Maroon Caper') x ('Chapeau' x ('Sacred Mountain' x I.aphylla "Werckmeister"))). J & V Craig 1991. Fertile both ways.

See below:

Takeoff IB 91.jpg


Awaiting original catalog description


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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