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■(TB) 'New Rochelle'

1974, Hamblen

'New Rochelle' (Melba Hamblen, R. 1973). Seedling# H67-128. TB, 30" (76 cm). Midseason to late bloom. Standarads light red (RHS 36D); falls violet-blue (91C) with violet (87C) wash in center; orange-red beard. ('Lilac Champagne' x ('Rippling Waters' x (('Promising' x 'Valimar' sibling) x sibling))) X ('Lilac Champagne' x ('Fair Luzon' x 'Garden Party')). Mission Bell 1974. High Commendation 1973; Honorable Mention 1976.

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From AIS Bulletin #212 January 1974 Introducing NEW ROCHELLE 30", M-L. The closest approach to the long-sought-for "pink and blue" we have seen. Falls read (RHS) 91C, lighter area around beard, washed with violet 87C. Standards light red (36D). Beard orange-red (31A). Nicely formed, lightly ruffled flowers of medium size are in exact proportion to the strong stalks which have excellent branching and bud count. Lilac Champagne x (Rippling Waters x ((Promising x Val. sib, blue) x sib)) X Lilac Champagne x (Fair Luzon x Garden Party.) No. H67-128. HC '73. $25.00. 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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NewRochelle02.JPGJPG NewRochelle02.JPG manage 66 K 01 Apr 2014 - 20:21 UnknownUser Photo by Blue J Iris
NewRochelle03.JPGJPG NewRochelle03.JPG manage 59 K 01 Apr 2014 - 20:22 UnknownUser Photo by Blue J Iris
NewRochelleBHI.jpgjpg NewRochelleBHI.jpg manage 288 K 20 Nov 2011 - 15:15 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
NewRochelleBHI1.jpgjpg NewRochelleBHI1.jpg manage 88 K 25 Aug 2021 - 14:37 UnknownUser Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
newrochelle1.JPGJPG newrochelle1.JPG manage 347 K 19 Oct 2020 - 20:09 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the 1977 Schreiners catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r15 - 29 Jul 2023, dougchyz
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