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■(TB) 'Midnight Velvet'

2014, Johnson

'Midnight Velvet' (Thomas Johnson, R. 2013). Seedling TC175B. TB, 32" (81 cm), Early bloom. Standards deep purple plicata over white ground; style arms deep purple; falls deep purple bar across hafts and wide deep purple-black plicata fall band on white ground, slight purple center stripe; beards purple, hairs tipped orange; slight fragrance. Seedling TY114AA: ('Blackberry Tease' x Keppel seedling# 98-!204A, 'Under the Tuscan Sun' pod parent sibling) X seedling TY43AA: ('High Master' x 'Blackberry Tease'). Mid-America 2014. 3rd Prize ex-aequo Franciris® 2017.

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From Mid-America Garden catalog, 2014: MIDNIGHT VELVET (T.Johnson ‘14) TB Early 32” (81cm). You’ll be drawn again and again to this beautifully formed dark purple and white plicata. Bright white fall centers contrasted with purple black shaded plic bands draw your eye from any distractions. Unique dark purple beards are topped dark old gold. Well-branched stalks have 9-14 buds. Excellent growth. ‘Midnight Velvet’ creates a showy clump you won’t soon forget. Sdlg. TC175B: (Blackberry Tease x Tuscan Summer pod parent sib) X (High Master x Blackberry Tease.) $55.00.


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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