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■(TB) 'McKay'

1989, Hamblen

'McKay' (Melba Hamblen, R. 1988). Seedling# H83-52A. TB, 36" (91 cm). Midseason bloom. Ruffled and laced bright pink (RHS 38D); shrimp (30D) beard. 'Frances Gaulter' sibling X (((((('Valimar' siling x 'June's Sister') x 'Fifth Avenue') x 'Rippling Waters') x 'Crystal Flame) x 'Cloud Crest') x 'Snowblaze'). Mission Bell 1989.

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From AIS Bulletin #272 January 1989 Introducing McKAY (Hamblen) 36" ML. Ruffled, lacy brilliant pink (RHS 380) with slightly lighter toned falls and cerise beards (30B). The large blossoms are beautifully formed with cupped standards and broad, flaring falls. Strong stalks have modified candelabra branching with 8 or more buds. Vigorous. Great garden value. (Frances Gaulter sib X H84-02A: (inv. Snow Blaze, Cloud Crest, Crystal Flame, Rippling Waters, Fifth Avenue, Valimar sib, June's Sister). Sdlg. H83-52A. $35.00. Mission Bell.


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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