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■(SIB) 'Harpswell Happiness'

1983, McEwen

'Harpswell Happiness' (Currier McEwen, R. 1983) SIB (tetraploid), 30" (76 cm). Early to late bloom. Standards pale creamy white (RHS 155D). pale greenish yellow (2C) at base; falls pale creamy white, veined pale greenish yellow, yellow (2B) base area, yellow (2B) hafts and yellow green (149B) veining; ruffled ('Fourfold White' sibling x (('Pirouette' x unknown) x unknown)) x (((('Snowy Egret' x unknown) x unknown) x unknown) x ('Fourfold White' x seedling T1 65/71))) X 'Dreaming Green'. Seaways Gardens 1983. Honorable Mention 1985; Favorite Guest 1985.

Award of Garden Merit 1996 by Royal Horticultural Society Described Proceedings of the RHS vol 117 p 106. Flowering from 13 June 1996. (High Commendation 1992)

See below:
Edmundas Kondratas photoPhoto by Kelways-United KingdomPhoto by Les Jardin du Chateau Vullierens-SwitzerlandPhoto by Tranquil Lake NurseryPhoto by Ensata GardensPhoto by Binny Plants-United KingdomPhoto by Fieldstone GardensPhoto by Klaus Burkhardt- Iris Schwertilienoase-GermanyPhoto by Klaus Burkhardt- Iris Schwertilienoase-GermanyHarpswell Happiness by Mike UnserHarpswell Happiness by Mike UnserPhoto taken at 1985 AIS Indianapolis Convention by Verna Laurin at the Stam GardenPhoto taken at 1994 AIS Portland Convention by Verna Laurin at the Meek Garden


From AIS Bulletin #250, July 1983 Introducing HARPSWELL HAPPINESS (T678/118A]: Tetraploid, 30", EM-LM. Our finest white to date. Its parent, Dreaming Green, has given its creamy whiteness a hint of green. Nicely branched. Fall shipment only. $30.00. Seaways 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.

-- BobPries - 2011-03-07

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-- MikeUnser - 2009-12-07
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HARPSWELLHAPPINESS9.jpgjpg HARPSWELLHAPPINESS9.jpg manage 78 K 24 Mar 2021 - 15:07 TerryLaurin Photo by Klaus Burkhardt- Iris Schwertilienoase-Germany
HARPSWELLHAPPINESS91.jpgjpg HARPSWELLHAPPINESS91.jpg manage 74 K 24 Mar 2021 - 15:08 TerryLaurin Photo by Klaus Burkhardt- Iris Schwertilienoase-Germany
HARPSWEL_HAPPINESS.jpgjpg HARPSWEL_HAPPINESS.jpg manage 71 K 12 Feb 2012 - 17:40 BobPries Edmundas Kondratas photo
HarpswellHappiness1.JPGJPG HarpswellHappiness1.JPG manage 23 K 15 Jun 2016 - 18:35 TerryLaurin Photo by Tranquil Lake Nursery
HarpswellHappiness5.jpgjpg HarpswellHappiness5.jpg manage 15 K 28 Jul 2013 - 15:51 TerryLaurin Photo by Fieldstone Gardens
Harpswellhappiness4.JPGJPG Harpswellhappiness4.JPG manage 97 K 20 Jun 2013 - 22:06 TerryLaurin Photo by Ensata Gardens
SIBHarpswellHappinessVL85.JPGJPG SIBHarpswellHappinessVL85.JPG manage 53 K 06 Mar 2015 - 13:44 TerryLaurin Photo taken at 1985 AIS Indianapolis Convention by Verna Laurin at the Stam Garden
SibHarpswellHappinesVL94.JPGJPG SibHarpswellHappinesVL94.JPG manage 173 K 24 Apr 2023 - 15:11 TerryLaurin Photo taken at 1994 AIS Portland Convention by Verna Laurin at the Meek Garden
harpswellhappiness01.jpgjpg harpswellhappiness01.jpg manage 61 K 24 Feb 2016 - 03:43 TerryLaurin Photo by Kelways-United Kingdom
harpswellhappiness02.jpgjpg harpswellhappiness02.jpg manage 370 K 10 Aug 2017 - 21:00 TerryLaurin Photo by Les Jardin du Chateau Vullierens-Switzerland
harpswellhappiness4.jpgjpg harpswellhappiness4.jpg manage 16 K 26 Sep 2019 - 19:14 TerryLaurin Photo by Binny Plants-United Kingdom
sib-harpswell-happiness2-08.jpgjpg sib-harpswell-happiness2-08.jpg manage 37 K 07 Dec 2009 - 15:54 Main.mikeu Harpswell Happiness by Mike Unser
sib-harpswell-happiness3-07.jpgjpg sib-harpswell-happiness3-07.jpg manage 45 K 07 Dec 2009 - 15:51 Main.mikeu Harpswell Happiness by Mike Unser
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