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■(TB) 'Foolish Pleasure'

1977, Gaulter

'Foolish Pleasure' (Larry Gaulter, R. 1975). Seedling# 71-60. TB, 36" (91 cm), Midseason bloom. Light to pale pink-lavender self; tangerine beard. 'Laurie' X 'Grape Festival' sibling. Cooley's Gardens 1977. Honorable Mention 1979.

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Awaiting original catalog description.


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.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
FoolishPleasure12BHI.jpgjpg FoolishPleasure12BHI.jpg manage 100 K 19 Apr 2012 - 14:00 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
FoolishPleasureBJ.JPGJPG FoolishPleasureBJ.JPG manage 61 K 10 Feb 2012 - 20:35 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Blue J Iris
foolishpleasure9.JPGJPG foolishpleasure9.JPG manage 300 K 29 Oct 2020 - 21:39 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the 1987 Schreiners catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r14 - 04 Jul 2023, Harloiris
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