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■(TB) 'A Star Is Born'

2009, Moorhead

'A Star Is Born' (Gerald Moorhead, R. 2009). Seedling 98-141. TB, 35" (89 cm), Early bloom. Standards medium champagne-peach, slightly paler toward edge; style arms medium peach; falls pale butter champagne, paler in center, darker toward edge, champagne peach blush over haft; beards dark reddish-sienna; ruffled; slight sweet fragrance. Seedling 91-26: ('Bubble Up' x seedling 86-66: ('Lady Friend' x 'Trousseau Lace')) X 'Electrique'. Mid-America 2009. Honorable Mention 2011.

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From Mid-America Garden catalog, 2009: A STAR IS BORN (G.Moorhead 09) TB Early-Midseason 35” (89cm.) We fell in love with this gorgeous creation of Gerald Moorhead's when it bloomed as a guest at the 2006 AIS convention. We wanted to make sure that as many people could enjoy it as possible and asked him if we could introduce it. He agreed. Gerald is working for dark brown to black beards and A Star Is Born is a solid accomplishment in that direction. Standards are yummy mid champagne peach which is repeated over the hafts and paler diffuse bands around pale butter champagne falls. Spectacular dark reddish sienna beards are the piece de resistance. A Star Is Born offers exciting breeding possibilities. These Stars are presented on well-branched show stalks having 3 branches and 8-9 buds. Put a Star in your garden. Moorhead Sdlg. 98-141: (Bubble Up x (Lady Friend x Trousseau Lace)) X Electrique. $50.00.


Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

Hardiness Zones 4-8 for most varieties, Some cultivars tolerate colder, others tolerate warmer zones (please comment in comment box with your location if this cultivar grows well in zone 3, 4, 9, or 10.)
Exposure Prefers full sun for optimal performance, may still bloom in half-day shade
Water: Prefers well drained good garden soil, Tolerant of dry conditions in established plants, Intolerant of swampy conditions.
PH Prefers Neutral to basic solis 6.1 to 8.5, quite toleranr of more extreme conditions
Fertilizer Prefers rich conditions on relatively inorganic soils.

BobPries - 21 Apr 2019

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-- HeidiSoroken - 2009-12-27
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