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■(TB) 'Bonifay'

1971, Keppel

'Bonifay' (Keith Keppel, R. 1971). Seedling# 67-7D. TB, height 32" (81 cm), Early to midseason bloom. White ground with narrow dot-and-stitch border of prelate purple (M&P 44-J-11); white beard. (('Full Circle' x 'Rococo') x sibling) X 'Charmed Circle'. Keppel 1973. Honorable Mention 1974.

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From AIS Bulletin #209 April 1973 Introducing BONIFAY (Keppel). EM. 32" ((Full Circle x Rococo) x sib) X Charmed Circle. The clean white ground carries a narrow stitched prelate purple border which broadens at the haft around the white beard. Perhaps best visualized as a larger-flowered Embroidery. Ruffled and very flared, with domed, lightly touching standards. Three branches plus terminal, eight buds. $25.00. Keith Keppel.


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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-- MarilynCampbell - 2010-01-23
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Topic revision: r18 - 10 Oct 2023, Harloiris
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