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■(TB) 'Mary Ann Wildebeest'

1982, Durrance

'Mary Ann Wildebeest' (John Durrance, R. 1981). Seedling# D80-14. TB, 36" (91 cm), Late midseason bloom. Medium blue, brindled gnu pattern; dark blue beard. 'Eloquent' X 'Jack R. Dee'. Long's Gardens 1982. Favorite Guest 1982; Honorable Mention 1984; Favorite Guest 1984.

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Purple Based Foliage (PBF)Photo by AIS ArchivesDetail of AIS Archives photoPhoto by Holly JohnsonPhoto by Holly JohnsonPhoto by Sandy Ives.


From AIS Bulletin #245 April 1982 Introducing MARY ANN WILDEBEEST (Durrance) Sdlg. 080-14. TB, 36", ML. Medium blue brindled gnu pattern, dark blue beards. Eloquent X Jack R. Dee. $25.00. Long's 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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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Mary Ann Wilderbeest PBF resized.JPGJPG Mary Ann Wilderbeest PBF resized.JPG manage 503 K 17 Dec 2021 - 21:58 SusanAFlow Purple Based Foliage (PBF)
MaryAnnWildebeestSI.JPGJPG MaryAnnWildebeestSI.JPG manage 203 K 10 Apr 2019 - 18:42 TerryLaurin Photo by Sandy Ives.
maryann01.jpgjpg maryann01.jpg manage 105 K 09 Mar 2015 - 21:25 TerryLaurin Photo by AIS Archives
maryann01edt.jpgjpg maryann01edt.jpg manage 30 K 08 Sep 2017 - 21:10 Main.Harloiris Detail of AIS Archives photo
maryannwildebeest9.jpgjpg maryannwildebeest9.jpg manage 222 K 26 Dec 2022 - 02:52 TerryLaurin Photo by Holly Johnson
maryannwildebeest90.jpgjpg maryannwildebeest90.jpg manage 181 K 26 Dec 2022 - 16:19 TerryLaurin Photo by Holly Johnson
Topic revision: r16 - 18 Feb 2023, DougChyz
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