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■(JI) 'Hercule'

1910, Vilmorin

'Hercule' (Vilmorin-Andrieux et Cie, 1910) JI. Double. Color Class-6BD.

See below:
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References

Journal de la Société Nationale d'Horticulture de France, 1908, 4e série, Tome IX, p. 234.
Vilmorin-Andrieu & Cie, catalogue de plantes 1918, p. 46.
From Fairmount Gardens catalog, 1942: HERCULE (Vilm. 1929) Dbl. An opalescent blue-lavender, with white styles and blue margins. One of the best light blues. $1.50
From Flowerfield catalog, 1939: Very large petals, round, slightly waved, washed with shades of blue and purple, yellow base. $.75.

Synonyms

Hercules.

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.

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