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■(TB) 'Contempo'

1972, Luihn

'Contempo' (Walter Luihn, R. 1971). Seedling# 68-20. TB, 38" (97 cm), Early midseason bloom. Rich royal violet self; self beard. 'Epic' X 'Royal Heritage'. Mission Bell 1972. Honorable Mention 1973.

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From AIS Bulletin #205 April 1972 Introducing CONTEMPO (Luihn) An IMPROVED (!) Royal Heritage. Superb branching, bud count. $25.00. Mission Bell.


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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contempo02.JPGJPG contempo02.JPG manage 780 K 06 Mar 2018 - 14:17 Main.TLaurin Photo by Barry Blyth-Australia
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