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■(TB) 'Bells Are Ringing'

1993, McWhirter

'Bells Are Ringing' (James McWhirter, R. 1992). Seedling# J85-29-2. TB, 36" (91 cm). Midseason bloom. Ruffled deep sky blue; beards blue, tipped white; slight fragrance. 'Winterscape X 'Ramona Howard'. Cottage 1993. Honorable Mention 1996.

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From AIS Bulletin #289 April 1993 Introducing BELLS ARE RINGING (McWhirter) 33", M. Heavily ruffled deep sky blue with self beards tipped white. Compact flowers displayed on near-perfect stalks with typically three open blooms. $35.00. Cottage Gardens.


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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-- BetsyHiggins - 2010-10-03
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BellsAreRingingEI.jpgjpg BellsAreRingingEI.jpg manage 34 K 08 Dec 2012 - 20:36 BetsyHiggins Photo by Exline Iris Garden
bells01.jpgjpg bells01.jpg manage 75 K 13 May 2015 - 02:58 TerryLaurin Photo by Exline Iris Garden
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