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■(TB) 'Layer Cake'

2015, Ghio

'Layer Cake' (Joseph Ghio, R. 2014). Seedling# 09-51G. TB, 34" (86 cm). Late midseason bloom. Standards white, gold halo; style arms white, edges yellow; falls white, gold edge band diffusing toward center; beards deep red. 'Ginger Ice' X 'Winning Hand'. 2015 Bay View.

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From Bay View Gardens catalog, 2015: LAYER CAKE, 34 inches, ML. $50.00. White with a gold halo around the tightly ruffled standards. The falls are white with a thin gold band, defusing toward the center of the petal. Styles are white with yellow edges. The piece de resistance are the deep red beards. Well budded with deep bubble ruffling. A modern update of the pattern first seen in our 1975 introduction, Old Flame. No. 09-51G: Ginger Ice X Winning Hand.


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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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
layercake01.jpgjpg layercake01.jpg manage 80 K 18 Aug 2015 - 19:47 UnknownUser Photo by Carl Boro taken at 2015 AIS Convention
layercake1.jpgjpg layercake1.jpg manage 129 K 24 Jan 2019 - 23:18 UnknownUser Photo by Joe Ghio-Bay View Gardens
layercake10.jpgjpg layercake10.jpg manage 146 K 07 Sep 2021 - 15:50 UnknownUser Photo by Joe Ghio-Bay View Gardens
layercake9.JPGJPG layercake9.JPG manage 111 K 02 May 2023 - 11:16 UnknownUser Photo by Smokin Heights-Australia
layercake90.JPGJPG layercake90.JPG manage 68 K 11 Oct 2023 - 02:07 UnknownUser Photo by Smokin Heights-Australia
Topic revision: r13 - 11 Oct 2023, TLaurin
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