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■(TB) 'Classic Edition'

1986, Brown

'Classic Edition' (Opal Brown, R. 1986). Seedling# 81-1 A1. TB, 35" (89 cm),. Midseason bloom. Ruffled brick pink (RHS 35C); brick red (34B) beard. Seedling# 77-2A5: ('Schiaparelli' siling x 'Instant Charm') X 'FarCorners'. Brown's Sunnyhill Gardens 1986. Honorable Mention 1989.

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From AIS Bulletin #261 April 1986 Introducing CLASSIC EDITION (0 Brown '86) TB, 35", M. A large self of brick pink. Standards are nicely held, and the wide, ruffled falls are semi-flaring with brick red beards. 8 to 10 buds on tall stalks. Taller and larger than its pollen parent, Far Corners. Sdlg. 81-1A1: (Schiaparelli sib x Instant Charm) X Far Corners. Should be of value to the hybridizer. $25.00. Brown's Sunnyhill 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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