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■(TB) 'L'lita'

1961, Tams

'L'lita' (Esther Tams, R. 1960). TB, 34" (86 cm). Early to midseason bloom. Color Class OlP, Apricot-pink self; matching beard. 'Party Dress' X 'Cathedral Bells'. Tell 1961. Exibition Certificate 1960; Honorable Mention 1962.

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From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog 1964: L'LITA (Tams '61) EM-30". Standards lovely light pink with an over-all pebbled effect, quite unusual; and not rounded but with a "mountain-peak" effect. Falls lighter, except at haft; flaring. Beard pinkish orange. HM'62, RU-JC'63. Cathedral Bells X Party Dress. Regularly $5.00; on $10 order $4.50; on $25 order $4.25.


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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Topic revision: r9 - 20 Mar 2021, Harloiris
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