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■(IB) 'Virtue'

1976, Gatty

'Virtue' (Joseph Gatty, R. 1975). Seedling #C60-2. IB, 20" (51 cm). Midseason bloom. Standards near canterbury purple (M&P 43-J-12 to 43-J-11); falls velvety royal purple (43-J-11 to 43-K-11); blue beard, bronze in throat. Sibling to 'Verse'. 'Kharam' X 'Zip'. Keppel, Melrose Gardens 1976. High Commendation 1975; Honorable Mention 1977; Judges' Choice 1978; Award of Merit 1982.

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Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collectionPhoto scanned from the Glenn Corlew slide collectionPhoto scanned from the 1976 Melrose Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin


From Melrose Gardens catalog 1976: VIRTUE (Joe Gatty '76) 20" Intermediate bearded Sdg. C60-2: (Dainty Royal x Golden Fair) X Zip. Prim and proper in posture (erect, two branched stems), immaculate and consistent in color (silken standards, velvet falls in two tones of rich violet), decorously tailored with full width petals (domed standards above the horizontal, lightly fluted falls)-it exudes a compelling charm. HC'75. NET 10.00.


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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virtue01.JPGJPG virtue01.JPG manage 73 K 11 Jul 2014 - 14:30 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
virtue02.JPGJPG virtue02.JPG manage 1003 K 25 Apr 2017 - 16:17 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the Glenn Corlew slide collection
virtue1.JPGJPG virtue1.JPG manage 56 K 05 May 2020 - 01:22 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the 1976 Melrose Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r19 - 29 Jan 2023, Harloiris
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