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■(JI) 'Double First'

1986, McEwen

'Double First' ( Currier McEwen, R. 1986) Seedling T4 80/80(8). JI (6 Falls.tet.), 36" (90 cm), Early to late bloom. Ruffled white, greenish yellow (RHS 12B) signal with green (144B) lines, green hafts. T3 77/8(1): (T1 72/48(6): involving mixed Hirao seeds x (T1 72/9 from 'Garden Caprice' x ("Ageha" x 'Shikino-Hajima'))) X T1 74/36B: (C1 72/11(10): invvolving seedlings going back to Hirao 1966 seeds x C1 72/40(34): (involving going back to Hirao 1966 seeds and 'Garden Caprice')). Seaways Gardens 1986. Honorable Mention 1990.

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Double FirstPhoto by Sans Souci NurseryPhoto by Ensata Gardens

References

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Culture

Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION Sort
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.

-- BobPries - 2011-03-07

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Double First.JPGJPG Double First.JPG manage 2 MB 25 Jun 2020 - 20:33 LarWest  
DoubleFirst01.JPGJPG DoubleFirst01.JPG manage 114 K 17 Mar 2016 - 02:54 TerryLaurin Photo by Ensata Gardens
doublefirst01.jpgjpg doublefirst01.jpg manage 32 K 25 Nov 2013 - 16:14 TerryLaurin Photo by Sans Souci Nursery
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