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■(TB) 'Decolletage'

1970, Hager

'Decolletage' (Ben Hager, R. 1968). Seedling T1951A. TB, 40" (102 cm). Early midseason bloom. Standards cream peppered orchid-rose; falls cream edged rose-mulberry. 'Memphis Lass' X ('Yucca' x 'Irma Melrose'). Melrose Gardens 1970. Honorable Mention 1971.

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From AIS Bulletin #197 April 1970 Introducing DECOLLETAGE (Ben R. Hager). Big blowzy plicata in rose-mulberry and cream. NET 25.00. Melrose 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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-- JanLauritzen - 2010-05-09
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Topic revision: r31 - 14 Aug 2021, TLaurin
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