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■(TB) 'Bright Hour'

1949, Douglas

'Bright Hour' (Geddes Douglas, R. 1949). TB, Midseason bloom. Color Class W3D. Cook seedling 129-42 X ('Extravaganza' x 'Wabash').

See below:
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References:

From Fleur De Lis Gardens catalog 1956: BRIGHT HOUR (Douglas 1952) M. L. 38 in.(Cook 129-42 x Criterion). This is undoubtedly the best improvement in the amoenas to date. A large, beautifully formed flower of great color value. Stands are pure silvery white and falls are vibrant purple with a snow white border extending down both sides. H.M. 1953. 7.50.
 

Culture

Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION Sort
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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-- Main.RPries - 2010-11-12
Topic attachments
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Bright_Hour.JPGJPG Bright_Hour.JPG manage 50 K 31 Jan 2011 - 15:25 IrisP  
Bright_Hour.jpgjpg Bright_Hour.jpg manage 26 K 12 Nov 2010 - 15:09 UnknownUser Courtesy of Mike Lowe from original HIPS website
brighthour02.jpgjpg brighthour02.jpg manage 53 K 01 Jun 2014 - 19:44 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
brighthour03.jpgjpg brighthour03.jpg manage 66 K 01 Jun 2014 - 19:46 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
brighthour1.JPGJPG brighthour1.JPG manage 512 K 02 May 2018 - 17:55 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
brighthour2.JPGJPG brighthour2.JPG manage 650 K 02 May 2018 - 17:57 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
brighthour3.JPGJPG brighthour3.JPG manage 550 K 02 May 2018 - 17:59 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
brighthour4.JPGJPG brighthour4.JPG manage 139 K 09 Jun 2020 - 18:14 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
Topic revision: r17 - 06 Jul 2022, Harloiris
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