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■(JI) 'Dark Lightning'

2001, Bauer/Coble

'Dark Lightning' ( Bob Bauer and John Coble, R. 2001) Sdlg. J920-2. JI (6 F.), 34" (86 cm), Midseason bloom. Ruffled deep blue violet, yellow signal with white halo extending as white rays halfway to edge. 'Dochusugoroku' X 'Frosted Pyramid'. Ensata 2001.

See below:

Darklightning.JPGdarklightning01.JPGDarkLightningEG.JPGIMG 2807-X2 dark lightning.jpg


Awaiting original catalog description


Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

Hardiness Zones 4-8 for most varieties, Some Japanese 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 but moist good garden soil, More tolerant of dry conditions in established plants, Needs swampy conditions especially in Spring bloom season.
PH Prefers Acid solis 6.1 to 7.0, intolerant of limy soils
Fertilizer Prefers rich conditions on organic soils.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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DarkLightningEG.JPGJPG DarkLightningEG.JPG manage 48 K 11 Feb 2016 - 16:34 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Ensata Gardens
Darklightning.JPGJPG Darklightning.JPG manage 88 K 19 Jun 2013 - 18:24 Main.TLaurin Photo by Ensata Gardens
IMG_2807-X2_dark_lightning.jpgjpg IMG_2807-X2_dark_lightning.jpg manage 333 K 20 Feb 2016 - 06:06 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
darklightning01.JPGJPG darklightning01.JPG manage 83 K 02 Jan 2015 - 02:48 Main.TLaurin Photo by Ensata Gardens
Topic revision: r12 - 27 Mar 2022, BobPries
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