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■(SIB) 'Lucky Lilac'

1988, McEwen

'Lucky Lilac' ( Currier McEwen, R. 1988) Seedling T2 82/123(1). SIB (28 chromosome tetraploid), 36" (90 cm), Very early bloom and rebloom. Standards lavender pink (RHS 81D); Falls lavender pink (81C), white signal. Seedling T1 76/38B: ('Lavender Light' x 'Augury') X seedling T1 76/38K, sibling. Pope's Perennials, Seaways Gardens 1988. Honorable Mention 1990.

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From AIS Bulletin #268 January 1988 Introducing LUCKY LILAC: Tetraploid, very early to very late repeater. Falls lavender pink (RHS-81C) with lighter standards. Related to Lavender Bounty and has its outstanding qualities in tetraploid form. $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.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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SIBLuckyLilac1.JPGJPG SIBLuckyLilac1.JPG manage 118 K 17 Apr 2023 - 13:40 Main.TLaurin Photo taken at 1987 AIS Phoneix Convention by Verna Laurin at the Johnsen Garden
SIBLuckyLilac10.JPGJPG SIBLuckyLilac10.JPG manage 140 K 17 Apr 2023 - 15:21 Main.TLaurin Photo taken at 1990 AIS Omaha Convention by Verna Laurin at the Bumblebee Garden
SIBLuckyLilacVL90.JPGJPG SIBLuckyLilacVL90.JPG manage 53 K 27 Feb 2015 - 02:38 Main.TLaurin Photo taken at 1990 AIS Omaha Convention by Verna Laurin at the Sass Memorial Garden
SIBLuckyLilacVL9016.JPGJPG SIBLuckyLilacVL9016.JPG manage 22 K 30 Aug 2016 - 17:24 Main.Betsy881 Detail of photo by Betsy Higgins
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