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■(SIB) 'Navy Brass'

1974, McEwen

'Navy Brass' ( Currier McEwen, R. 1973). Seedling T3 70/49(5). SIB (56± chrom. tetraploid), 30" (76 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards navy blue (89A); falls navy blue (between 93A/89A but darker), bright gold blaze; blue (89C) styles. 'Orville Fay' X ( 'White Swirl' x 'Violet Flare). McEwen 1974. Honorable Mention 1975; Favorite Guest 1976.

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From AIS Bulletin #214 July 1974 Introducing NAVY BRASS. 30", EM-LM. Six-inch flowers of rich navy blue enhanced by brassy golden blazes. Wide, horizontally flaring falls. Well branched, 5-7 buds. Moderately fertile. Orville Fay X (White Swirl x Violet Flare). $30.00. Currier McEwen.


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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Topic revision: r20 - 26 Aug 2023, Harloiris
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