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■(TB) 'Bon Vivant'

1963, Plough

'Bon Vivant' (Gordon Plough, R. 1962). Seedling# 59-266-37. TB, 34" (86 cm), Early midseason bloom. Color Class-Y4V, Standards gray-buff; falls light red-violet, faint blue line below beard; light orange beard tipped blue. Sibling to 'Kachina Doll' X 'Melodrama'. Eden Road 1963.

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From AIS Bulletin #170 July 1963. Introducing BON VIVANT (Plough '63) EM. 34 in. (Sib to Kachina Doll X Melodrama). Gray buff standards and red violet falls. Large, rounded. $35.00. Eden Road.
AIS Bulletin References: 203(Oct 1971), 31


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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