■(TB) 'Kentucky Derby'
, R. 1974). Seedling# C-39-71. TB, 35" (89 cm). Midseason to late bloom. Standards yellow (RHS 7B); falls same, pale yellow toward center; yellow (7A) beard. 'New Moon'
X 'Beaux Arts'
. Mohr Gardens 1976. Favorite Guest 1976; Honorable Mention 1977; Judges' Choice 1978; Award of Merit 1981
| From AIS Bulletin #221 April 1976 Introducing KENTUCKY DERBY (David Mohr '76). TB, 35", ML. Deservingly named after the greatest horse race in America. Flowers are a delicious lemon color fading to a near white at the center of the falls. The beard suggests a more yellow-orange tone as does the midrib. Each lacy flower takes a long time to open because of the thick substance of the petals. The thickness of the petals really pays off on those warm days late in the season. While other varieties may be melting in the sun, K.D. actually thrives. That luscious color stays as intense as ever, While the petal width increases just enough to add that final touch to an already lovely flower. Another great one from a fantastic cross. (New Moon X Beaux Arts). $25.00. Mohr Gardens.
Quick Summary of Cultural Directions
| FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION
| 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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