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■(IB) 'White Lilacs'

1984, Warburton

'White Lilacs' (Bee Warburton, R. 1983). Seedling #59AA-3. IB. 27" (69 cm). Early to midseason bloom. Ruffled pale lilac (lighter than RHS 91 D), green tint (152D) at hafts; pale lilac beard; pronounced sweet fragrance. 'Full Tide' X seedling #27Y-7: ('Gentle Air' x (seedling #14S-3, involving luminata/plicata lines, x 'Open Sky' sibling)). Warburton 1984. Honorable Mention 1988.

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Awaiting original catalog description
Garnered Perry Dyer's DARK HORSE AWARD in 1998/99. HE SAYS: " I'm amazed that any introduction from this matriarch median hybridizer could go unnoticed. The lack of notoriety for this classy cool white Intermediate is just unforgivable. Incredible placement of branching and sheer bud count, good growth. All the other characteristics are prime. But the calling card for White Lilacs is its elegant flower. A cold-cold icy white, heavily infused with a cool lilac throughout the flower. Heavily ruffled, carved into the flower. It glistens in the sunlight. "


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

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Topic revision: r17 - 10 Jan 2023, Harloiris
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