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■(TB) 'Finest Hour'

1958, Stevens

'Finest Hour' (Jean Stevens, R. 1955). Seedling# 1/cu. TB, 36" (91 cm), Early midseason bloom. Color Class-W4, Standards white, falls deep even red; some haft venations. (('Naranja' x 'Redmayne') x ('Lagos' x ( 'Gudrun' x ('Lady Morvyth' x 'Rangatira')))) x ('Russet Mantle' x 'Three Sisters'). Schreiner, Stevens 1958.

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References:

"Parallel with the other lines, she[Jean Stevens] had been working with Naranja, and from crosses of it with variegata-bred red seedlings she had obtained some interesting results. One of these seedlings was crossed with Pinnacle. From the cross (Russet Mantle x Three Sisters) Jean had a near-amonea. This she crossed to the Pinnacle, Naranja-derived seedling and produced Finest Hour." ( Climb to the Pinnacle, AIS Bulletin 152, Jan. 1959, p. 38-39).
"Jean Stevens' red amoena, Finest Hour, was seen at Schreiners'. It is a real triumph, but not a very good flower. The bloom is rather small and flaring, and the upper part of the falls is not a solid color, but streaked. Schreiners had seedlings quite a bit larger and better colored than Finest Hour, the falls being not so rosy." -Lee Kohler, Cornvallis, Oregon ( Varietal Reports, AIS Bulletin 156, Jan. 1960, p. 96).
 

Culture

Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION Sort
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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-- BetsyHiggins - 2010-12-16
  • stem height poor clay soil 84cm/33", bloom 100x90mm, 4-5 buds/stem -- DaveinPA - 02 Jun 2020
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FinestHour_DP.jpgjpg FinestHour_DP.jpg manage 74 K 01 May 2013 - 18:24 Main.davepote Spring 2013 Reston, VA (Zone 6B)
finest-hour1-16.jpgjpg finest-hour1-16.jpg manage 97 K 04 Sep 2016 - 02:43 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
finest-hour3-16.jpgjpg finest-hour3-16.jpg manage 223 K 04 Sep 2016 - 02:43 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
finest-hour4.JPGJPG finest-hour4.JPG manage 148 K 23 May 2022 - 19:51 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mike Unser
finest-hour5-16.jpgjpg finest-hour5-16.jpg manage 145 K 04 Sep 2016 - 02:43 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
finest-hour6-16.jpgjpg finest-hour6-16.jpg manage 262 K 04 Sep 2016 - 02:43 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
finest-hour7-22.JPGJPG finest-hour7-22.JPG manage 148 K 15 Jul 2022 - 19:19 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mike Unser
finest-hour70--22.JPGJPG finest-hour70--22.JPG manage 69 K 15 Jul 2022 - 19:19 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mike Unser
finesthour01.jpgjpg finesthour01.jpg manage 50 K 21 Nov 2014 - 20:51 Main.TLaurin Photo By Steve Sayers
finesthour02.JPGJPG finesthour02.JPG manage 446 K 12 May 2018 - 02:52 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
finesthour03.JPGJPG finesthour03.JPG manage 434 K 12 May 2018 - 02:50 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
finesthour04.JPGJPG finesthour04.JPG manage 688 K 12 May 2018 - 02:54 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
finesthour05.JPGJPG finesthour05.JPG manage 723 K 12 May 2018 - 02:55 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
finesthour06.JPGJPG finesthour06.JPG manage 195 K 12 May 2018 - 02:57 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
finesthour07.JPGJPG finesthour07.JPG manage 481 K 12 May 2018 - 02:59 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
finesthour08.JPGJPG finesthour08.JPG manage 574 K 12 May 2018 - 03:01 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
finesthour1.JPGJPG finesthour1.JPG manage 151 K 07 May 2016 - 12:35 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham
Topic revision: r16 - 15 Jul 2022, TLaurin
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