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■(TB) 'Flamingo Blues'

1973, Hamblen

'Flamingo Blues' (Melba Hamblen, R. 1972). Seedling H67-104B. TB, 38" (97 cm). Early to midseason bloom. Standards pale violet-blue; falls dark violet blue; red beard. ('Lilac Champagne' x ('Fair Luzon' x 'Garden Party')) X ((('Fashion Show' x 'Melodrama') x ('Promising' x sibling)) x (('Promising' x 'Frost And Flame') x sibling)). Mission Bell 1973. Honorable Mention 1974.

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From AIS Bulletin #208 January 1973 Introducing FLAMINGO BLUES (Hamblen). 38", E-M. An approach to "red, white and blue" in this smooth, heavily substanced neglecta. Tall, well-branched stems display beautifully formed flowers with pale blue stands, deeper toned falls and wide bright beards of cerise-red. (Inv. L. Champagne, Fashion Show, Melodrama, Frost and Flame, G. Amber, etc.) HC '71. $25.00. Mission Bell.


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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FlamingoBlues.jpgjpg FlamingoBlues.jpg manage 57 K 12 Dec 2011 - 18:51 BetsyHiggins Photo by Seagate Irises-United Kingdom
flamingoblues02.jpgjpg flamingoblues02.jpg manage 76 K 05 Jun 2014 - 20:36 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
flamingoblues1.JPGJPG flamingoblues1.JPG manage 668 K 15 Dec 2016 - 03:34 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the Glenn Corlew slide collection
flamingoblues2.JPGJPG flamingoblues2.JPG manage 690 K 15 Dec 2016 - 03:37 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the Glenn Corlew slide collection
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