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■(TB) 'Balder'

1924, Goos & Koenemann

'Balder' (Max Goos and August Koenemann), 1924. TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-W2.

Synonym: Bealdor. G&K 1924, Sheets 1928.

Note: Not to be confused with Tb Baldur, B.Y.Morrison, 1923.


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From Indian Spring Farms catalog, 1927: BALDER (Goos &. Koenemann). S. yellow-olive, with light blush reflex; F. dark reddish-purple. A flower of good form and strong coloring that is sure to prove popular. $3.00 each.
From Bonnewitz catalog, 1927: BALDER (Goos and Koenemann). S. cream suffused light lavender; F. rich velvety raisin-purple, not quite as dark as Vingolf, margined cream on one side and buff on the other, with red-brown and yellow markings on cream base; almost circular. Medium size flower of good shape and excellent substance. Bloom stalk, 30 to 33 inches high, with foliage extending almost to top of bloom. Similar in color to Vingolf but larger and possibly, also, better than that new variety. $2.00.
See Goos & Koenemann 1927 catalog page 29


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: r8 - 23 Dec 2021, Harloiris
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