■(TB) 'Eleanor's Pride'
, R. 1952). Seedling 50-32A. TB, height 41" (104 cm). Midseason bloom. Color Class B1L, Self, powder blue. 'Jane Phillips'
X 'Blue Rhythm'
. Fairmount 1956. High Commendation 1952; Honorable Mention 1956; Judges' Choice 1956, 1957; Award of Merit 1958; American Dykes Medal 1961
| From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog 1963: ELEANOR'S PRIDE (Watkins '56) M-42". '61 DYKES. Superb light blue, beautifully shaped. Petals ruffled, of great weather resistance. A clump gives a most extraordinary tricolor effect, due to medium blue buds, light blue freshly opened blooms, and pure clean white of day-old flowers. JC'57; AM'58. Jane Phillips X Blue Rhythm. Reg. $4.00; on $15 order 2 for $3.60; on $25 order 3 for $3.40.
| From Fleur De Lis Gardens catalog 1963: ELEANOR'S PRIDE (Watkins '56) M. 39 in. (Jane Phillips x Blue Rhythm). A rich powder blue self that will fairly take your breath with its beauty. Large broad, ruffled, heavily substanced and beautifully carried on strong well branched stalks. Dykes Medal '61. 4.00.
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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