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■(TB) 'Colette'

1990, Brown

'Colette' (Bob Brown, R. 1989). Seedling# 8515. TB, 35" (89 cm). Midseason bloom. Ruffled and lightly laced purple violet (RHS 81C); orange beard tipped white violet. Seedling# 8133: ((seedling# 7319: ('Caro Nome' x 'Nobleman') x seedling# 754, 'Grandmaster' sibling) x (seedling# 746, 'Grandmaster' sibling x seedling# 754)) X seedling# 8111: ((seedling# 7222B: ((('Rippling Waters' x 'Claudia Rene') x 'Caro Nome') x 'Apropos') x seedling# 7310: ((('Rippling Waters' x 'Claudia Rene') x 'Caro Nome') x 'Apropos')) x ('Gala Madrid' x seedling# 7256: ('Apropos' x ('White King' x 'Commentary')))). Cottage 1990. Honorable Mention 1994.

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Photo scanned from the 1993 Cottage Gardens catalogue by Terry LaurinPhoto scanned from the 2003 Cooley


Awaiting original catalog description


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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