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(TB) 'Agate'

1947, Whiting

'Agate' ( Mrs. C. Whiting, R. 1947). Seedling 469. TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class R4M. 'Break Of Dawn' X 'Rocket'. Honey fragrance. Not introduced.

NOTE: Transfer of name from two of Mrs. Whiting's earlier seedling registrations. The first sdlg. registration of 'Agate' was in 1940:('Sandalwood' x 'Garden Magic'), TB-M-R6D; never introduced and subsequently designated obsolete. The second sdlg. registration of 'Agate' was in 1942:('Midwest Gem' x 'Prairie Sunset'), TB-M-S4D; not introduced. No documentation found in checklists that says this second sdlg. was designated obsolete or not.

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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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