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(SIB) 'Earthshine'

1975, McGarvey

'Earthshine' ( William McGarvey, R. 1969). Seedling McG-69-9-1. SIB, 38" (97 cm), Midseason to late bloom. Color Class W1Y, Yellowish white self. 'White Swirl' X 63-3-2. Old Brook 1975. Honorable Mention 1976.

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From AIS Bulletin #218 July 1975 Introducing EARTHSHINE (1975). 38". The French would say Clair de Terre. Registered as a yellowish white self, the description does not fit the beauty of the Rower, which was named in honor of the astronauts who described what the earth looked like from outer space. Large ruffled flowers carried on two branches. Midseason to late. White Swirl X 63-3-2. Net $45.00. 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.

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Topic revision: r9 - 01 Aug 2023, Harloiris
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