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■(TB) 'Fanfare Orchid'

1966, Jones

'Fanfare Orchid' ( Bennett Jones, R. 1965). Seedling# 655-1. TB, 36" (91 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class-V4VB, Standards orchid; falls orchid-blue. Seedling# 548 (involving 'Gold Ruffles', 'Lipstick', Hall seedlings) X seedling# 494 (involving Tell seedling# 49-11C, 'Cloudcap', Hall seedlings). Jones 1966. Honorable Mention 1968.

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From AIS Bulletin #181 April 1966. Introducing FANFARE ORCHID-Sdlg. #655-1 (#548 involving GOLD RUFFLES, LIPSTICK anJ Hall seedling) x (#494 involving Tell's 49-11C, CLOUD CAP and Hall seedling). Domed and closed standards are orchid. Wide ruffled falls are orchid-blue, bright red beard. Flower changes to blue after second day. This is giving some very blue seedlings and some reverse orchid bi-colors. 35". H.C. 1965 $25.00. Bennett Jones.


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 - 2011-03-07

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