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■(TB) 'Dearest'

2018, Black

'Dearest' (Paul Black, R. 2018). Seedling V142C. TB, 32" (81 cm). Early to midseason bloom. Standards light buff-pink, wide solid metallic purple plicata band, center washed and sanded metallic purple; style arms purple, peach-pink edge; light buff-pink, mid purple plicata sanded veined haft, ¾˝ purple plicata band becoming wider toward haft, minimal random purple dotting in center; beards mid greyed orange in throat, mid greyed tangerine in center, ends grey-violet; slight sweet fragrance. Seedling S98C, 'Etcetera' sibling, X seedling S131B: ('Dipped in Dots' x unknown). Mid-America 2018.

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Photo by Paul Black-Mid-America GardenPhoto by Paul Black-Mid-America GardenPhoto by Paul Black-Mid-America GardenPhoto by Paul Black-Mid-America GardenPhoto by Mid-America Garden.Photo by Jeanette GrahamPhoto by Lynn Owen-Welshpool-United Kingdom


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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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-- BetsyHiggins - 18 Dec 2017
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
dearest01.JPGJPG dearest01.JPG manage 790 K 19 Dec 2017 - 03:17 TerryLaurin Photo by Paul Black-Mid-America Garden
dearest02.JPGJPG dearest02.JPG manage 725 K 19 Dec 2017 - 03:19 TerryLaurin Photo by Paul Black-Mid-America Garden
dearest03.jpegjpeg dearest03.jpeg manage 173 K 10 Mar 2021 - 03:52 TerryLaurin Photo by Paul Black-Mid-America Garden
dearest031.jpegjpeg dearest031.jpeg manage 192 K 10 Mar 2021 - 03:52 TerryLaurin Photo by Paul Black-Mid-America Garden
dearest04.jpgjpg dearest04.jpg manage 90 K 07 Feb 2022 - 16:19 TerryLaurin Photo by Mid-America Garden.
dearest5.JPGJPG dearest5.JPG manage 134 K 06 Jun 2024 - 14:56 TerryLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham
dearest8.JPGJPG dearest8.JPG manage 263 K 30 Jun 2024 - 01:52 TerryLaurin Photo by Lynn Owen-Welshpool-United Kingdom
Topic revision: r9 - 30 Jun 2024, TerryLaurin
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