■(JI) 'Lake Effect'
( Bob Bauer and John Coble
, R. 2004) Seedling J99A-1. JI (6 F.), 36" (91 cm), Midseason bloom. Light medium blue centers and veins with pale blue to near white petal edges; style arms light blue, medium blue crests with light blue feathered tips. 'Crested Surf'
X 'Sing The Blues'
. Ensata 2004. Honorable Mention 2007
; Award of Merit 2009
; Payne Medal 2011
| Awaiting original catalog description
Quick Summary of Cultural Directions
| FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION
| 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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