■(JI) 'Lion King'
(Bob Bauer and John Coble
, R. 1996). Seedling J89U-5. JI (9 falls), height 40" (107 cm), Mid bloomseason. Ruffled, rose (RHS 77A) edge with wide white center, white veining to near edge, hidden yellow signal; style arms white, multiple and upright, crests tipped violet. 'Frosted Pyramid'
X 'Frilled Enchantment'
. Ensata Gardens 1996. Honorable Mention 1999
, Award of Merit 2001
; Payne Medal 2003
* * References
| 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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-- Main.RPries - 2009-08-12
- JI 'Lion King' bloomed at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, approximately, July 3-9, in 2017. -- HollyJohnson2017 -04-01 - 04 Aug 2017