■ (TB) 'Dark Energy'
, R. 2016) Seedling 07-173C. TB, 35" (89 cm). Midseason bloom. Standards black-mulberry (darker than M&P 48-L-12), slightly lighter center speckling; style arms dark mulberry (48-L-7), lavender lip; Falls black-mulberry edge extending as slightly lighter and redder (48-L-6) rays into intense golden yellow (darker than 9-L-5) ground which changes to barely showing white ground in heart; beard hairs based lavender-white, brown in middle, light mustard tips. 'Drama Queen'
X seedling 02-72E: (seedling 98-204G, 'Tunnel Vision'
pod parent x seedling 98-204A). Keppel 2016. Honorable Mention 2018
; Award of Merit 2021
| 2016 Keppel catalog.
| From Keith Keppel catalog 2016 DARK ENERGY M 35" (Drama Queen X (Tunnel Vision pod parent x sibling)). Dark, rich purplish black to reddish brown plicata with high-energy rich golden yellow rays shining through the darkness of the falls. Color balance and depth vary with weather, but it remains striking regardless. Inconspicuous violet to mustard beards, lightly ruffled form. #07-173C. $50.00.
Quick Summary of Cultural Directions
| FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION
| 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.
- 21 Apr 2019
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