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■(SIB) 'Laughing Brook'

1984, Waite

'Laughing Brook' ( Kenneth Waite, R. 1984). Seedling WS-73-7X. SIB, 36" (91 cm), Midseason bloom. Dark violet purple (RHS 86A), white signal; light violet styles. 'Dewful' X 'Tealwood'. Tow Path Lane Gardens 1984. High Commendation 1983; Honorable Mention 1986, Award of Merit 1988.

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From AIS Bulletin #253 April 1984 Introducing LAUGHING BROOK (Waite '84) SIB. 36", (91 cm) M. Sdlg. WS-73-7X: (Dewful X Tealwood). Standards and falls dark violet (RHS 86A). Light violet stylearms. Flat, flaring form. Falls curve downward at tip. Many favorable comments from conventioneers in Boston. HC in '81 and '83. Named for Thornton W. Burgess home and wildlife sanctuary in nearby Hampden, MA. $25.00. Tow Path Lane 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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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
LaughingBrook01.jpgjpg LaughingBrook01.jpg manage 68 K 25 Nov 2013 - 20:21 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sans Souci Nursery
LaughingBrook1.jpgjpg LaughingBrook1.jpg manage 19 K 15 Jun 2016 - 18:51 Main.TLaurin Photo by Tranquil Lake Nursery
laughingbrook9.JPGJPG laughingbrook9.JPG manage 180 K 12 Apr 2023 - 15:15 Main.TLaurin Photo taken at 1983 AIS Boston Convention by Verna Laurin at the Waite Garden
Topic revision: r13 - 12 Apr 2023, Harloiris
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