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■(TB) 'Hula Dancer'

1985, Shoop

'Hula Dancer' ( George Shoop, R. 1985). Seedling# 79-14-2. TB, 36" (91 cm). Midseason bloom. Standards purple brown; falls orange; tangerine beard; ruffled. 'Hula Girl' X seedling# 76-5: ('Hula Girl' sibling x 'Dutch Magic'). Shoop 1985. Honorable Mention 1988.

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From AIS Bulletin #257 April 1985 Introducing HULA DANCER (Shoop '85) TB, 36", Midseason. The new color combination. Purple-brown (puce) stds.; orange falls. Tangerine beards. Flaring falls, closed stds. Good stalk and branching. Exciting seedlings from this series. Sdlg. 79-14-2: involves Hula Girl, Dutch Magic and seedlings. $25.00. George Shoop.
AIS Bulletin #276(January 1990):17.


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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HulaDancer11.JPGJPG HulaDancer11.JPG manage 74 K 19 Aug 2021 - 15:53 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
HulaDancer12BHI.JPGJPG HulaDancer12BHI.JPG manage 63 K 21 Apr 2012 - 19:03 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Hula_Dancer_com.jpgjpg Hula_Dancer_com.jpg manage 40 K 13 Feb 2011 - 10:37 Main.Selina49 Hula Dancer at Selina's Iris Garden
IMG_9652-X2_hula_dancer.jpgjpg IMG_9652-X2_hula_dancer.jpg manage 241 K 20 Feb 2016 - 23:32 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
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