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(TB) 'Alice Barr'

1875, Barr

'Alice Barr' ( Barr & Sons, 1875). TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-B1L. Barr 1875.

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Awaiting original catalog description
In Florist and Pomologist 1884 listed as a variety that bloomed late avoiding late frosts in the Barr Nursery. They quoted Barr's description as "'Alice Barr': falls flushed with silvery lilac and netted with white, with a white bar running from beard to apex, beard orange ; standards white tinged with lavender; petaloid stigmas light lavender."


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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Topic revision: r7 - 22 Dec 2021, BobPries
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