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■(TB) 'Fabulous Fortune'

2014, Black

'Fabulous Fortune' (Paul Black, R. 2014). Seedling# R117C. TB, 35" (89 cm). Early to midseason bloom. Standards center half of petal auburn then 1˝ mid orchid band lined brown then ½˝ lighter auburn band; style arms mid auburn, crest veined dark brown; falls plush red-black, cream sanding and veining beside beard; beards dark marigold; slight sweet fragrance. Seedling# O11XX: ('Bold Encounter' x 'Foreign Legion') X seedling# N124A: (seedling# J147B: ('On the House' x 'Romantic Evening') x 'High Master'). Introduced by Mid-America 2014.

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From Mid-America Garden catalog, 2014: FABULOUS FORTUNE (Black ‘14) TB Early-Midseason 35” (89cm). ‘Fabulous Fortune’ is a dramatic example of the emerging pattern of three bands of color in the standards. It serves as testament that we haven’t “done it all” yet. Centers of auburn standards blend to mid orchid bands, veined darker, and then to lighter auburn outer bands. Auburn style crests are striped dark brown. Plush brown black falls givea solid base for those colorful standards. Deep marigold beards are the perfect accent. Show branched stalks have 9-12 buds. Sdlg. R117C: (Bold Encounter x Foreign Legion) X ((On the House x Romantic Evening) x High Master). $55.00.


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.

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-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07
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FabulousFortune9.jpgjpg FabulousFortune9.jpg manage 218 K 11 Feb 2021 - 13:07 Main.TLaurin Photo by Iris Oasis
fabulousfortune01.jpgjpg fabulousfortune01.jpg manage 407 K 23 Dec 2019 - 21:05 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
fabulousfortune02.JPGJPG fabulousfortune02.JPG manage 226 K 01 Dec 2020 - 20:20 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
fabulousfortune03.JPGJPG fabulousfortune03.JPG manage 249 K 01 Dec 2020 - 20:20 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
fabulousfortune08.jpgjpg fabulousfortune08.jpg manage 168 K 25 Oct 2022 - 21:48 Main.TLaurin Photo by Michaela Lango
fabulousfortune09.jpgjpg fabulousfortune09.jpg manage 119 K 09 May 2020 - 13:02 Main.TLaurin Photo by Michaela Lango
fabulousfortune1.JPGJPG fabulousfortune1.JPG manage 794 K 13 Feb 2016 - 15:01 Main.TLaurin Photo by Paul Black-Mid America Garden
fabulousfortune2.JPGJPG fabulousfortune2.JPG manage 58 K 19 Mar 2014 - 13:56 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mid-America Garden
fabulousfortune5.JPGJPG fabulousfortune5.JPG manage 169 K 11 Jan 2024 - 15:15 Main.TLaurin Photo by Kenneth Fenn-Newbridge-Victoria-Australia
fabulousfortune7.jpgjpg fabulousfortune7.jpg manage 209 K 30 Jan 2023 - 15:44 Main.TLaurin Photo by Smokin Heights-Australia
fabulousfortune8.jpgjpg fabulousfortune8.jpg manage 158 K 25 Jan 2023 - 14:47 Main.TLaurin Photo by Smokin Heights-Australia
fabulousfortune9.jpgjpg fabulousfortune9.jpg manage 355 K 20 Jul 2022 - 01:56 Main.TLaurin Photo by Riverina Iris Farm-Australia
fabulousfortune90.jpgjpg fabulousfortune90.jpg manage 273 K 20 Jul 2022 - 01:57 Main.TLaurin Photo by Riverina Iris Farm-Australia
Topic revision: r21 - 11 Jan 2024, TLaurin
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