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■(TB) 'Gay Motif'

1982, Brown

'Gay Motif' (Opal Brown, R. 1982). Seedling# 77-2A20. TB, 35" (89 cm). Midseason bloom. Standards azalea pink (RHS 39C/D); falls azalea pink, blending to magnolia (70D) at lower edge; poppy red (40D) beard; ruffled. 'Schiaparelli' sibling X 'Instant Charm'. Brown's Sunnyhill Gardens 1982. Honorable Mention 1985. See below:


From AIS Bulletin #245 April 1982 Introducing GAY MOTIF (0. Brown) TB, 35", M. Very large, ruffled flowers with nicely closed standards and wide, flaring falls. Standards and styles are azalea pink. Falls are the same, only blending from the center to light magnolia purple. Poppy red beards. Excellent branching. #77-2A20. Schiaparelli sib X Instant Charm. $25.00. Brown's Sunnyhill Gardens.


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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