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■(SIB) 'Dewful'

1967, McGarvey

'Dewful' ( William McGarvey, R. 1965). Seedling McG 63-4-4. SIB, 40" (102 cm), Midseason late bloom. Color Class-B1, Blue self; stylearms very light blue. 'White Swirl' X McGarvey Med-B-Lt-B-Sty ( 'Gatineau' x 'Caesar's Brother'). Old Brook 1967. Honorable Mention 1968; Judges Choice 1969; Morgan Award 1970; President's Cup 1970.

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From AIS Bulletin #184 January 1967 Introducing DEWFUL (McGarvey '67) 40". This plant has medium blue flowers with broad falls that form a compact shallow cup which does in fact hold dew. The standards form part of the wall of the cup and are of the same color as the falls. The style arms are a very light blue which gives the flower a brightness that adds much to its garden presence. The falls carry a very attractive haft pattern which adds to the effect produced by the style arms. This plant makes a fine garden clump which because of its height and large flowers will add to the back of a mixed border. However, the real reason for introducing this particular plant is that it has proved to be an excellent breeder. Dewful is a sister seedling to Ego and is #63-4-4 (White Swirl X McG Med-BLt-b-sty). Since it is a more conventional plant than the previous introductions from Professor McGarvey the introductory price is NET $20.00. Old Brook Gardens.


Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

Hardiness Zones 3-8 for most varieties, Some Siberian cultivars tolerate colder, others tolerate warmer zones (please comment in comment box with your location if this cultivar grows well in zone 3, 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, Prefers moist conditions especially in Spring bloom season.
PH Average garden solis 6.1 to 7.5,
Fertilizer Prefers rich conditions on organic soils.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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-- LaurieFrazer - 2010-01-09
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Dewful1.jpgjpg Dewful1.jpg manage 23 K 15 Jun 2016 - 18:23 Main.TLaurin Photo by Tranquil Lake Nursery
Dewful_x.jpgjpg Dewful_x.jpg manage 43 K 15 Jan 2010 - 19:12 MichaelGreenfield Photo by John Bruce
dewful.jpgjpg dewful.jpg manage 41 K 09 Jan 2010 - 06:14 Main.htb ©2002 Laurie Frazer
dewful02.jpgjpg dewful02.jpg manage 70 K 05 Jun 2014 - 01:52 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
dewful03.JPGJPG dewful03.JPG manage 1006 K 09 Dec 2016 - 22:31 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Glenn Corlew slide collection
dewful1.JPGJPG dewful1.JPG manage 870 K 08 Jun 2018 - 19:15 Main.TLaurin Photo by Vicki Flanagan
dewful5.JPGJPG dewful5.JPG manage 160 K 24 Jun 2023 - 01:49 Main.TLaurin Photo by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-Canada
Topic revision: r19 - 24 Jun 2023, Harloiris
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