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■(SIB) 'Outset'

1976, McEwen

'Outset' ( Currier McEwen, R. 1976). Seedling T472/168Z. SIB (2x28 chrom.), 30" (76 cm), Early bloom and re-bloom. Standards dark violet (RHS 88A to 86A); falls dark violet-blue (89A) with gold-white streaking at upper half; dark violet styles with violet-blue midribs. Seedling T369/13: (('Caesar's Brother' x unknown) x ('Early Bluebird' x 'Summer Sky')) X unknown. McEwen 1976. Honorable Mention 1978.

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From AIS Bulletin #222 July 1976 Introducing OUTSET: 28", EE. Semi-flaring, 5-1/2" flowers are dark blue with bold white markings. Extra early, reblooms modestly. Branches. $25.00. 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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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Outset01.jpgjpg Outset01.jpg manage 46 K 28 Jul 2013 - 16:48 Main.TLaurin Photo by Fieldstone Gardens
outset01.JPGJPG outset01.JPG manage 733 K 31 May 2018 - 10:58 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Larry Harder slide collection
outset02.JPGJPG outset02.JPG manage 869 K 31 May 2018 - 11:00 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Larry Harder slide collection
outset9.JPGJPG outset9.JPG manage 183 K 11 Apr 2023 - 02:44 Main.TLaurin Photo by Paul Black-Mid America Garden
Topic revision: r16 - 11 Jul 2023, Harloiris
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