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■(TB) 'Night Hawk'

1973, Benson

'Night Hawk' (Cliff Benson, R. 1969). Seedling# 67-7A. TB, 36" (91 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class-V1DD, Dark violet-purple self; ruffled; self beard. Luihn seedling# 61-1 ('Dark Fury' x 'Allegiance') X 'Stepping Out'. C. Benson 1973. Honorable Mention 1975.

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Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collectionPhoto scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collectionPhoto by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.Photo by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-Canada

References:

From AIS Bulletin #209 April 1973 Introducing NIGHT HAWK. ((Luihn 61-1 (Dark Fury x Allegiance) X Stepping Out)). A large, vibrant self of deep violet-purple with purple-tipped beards. Standards are moderately ruffled and tightly held; ruffled falls are wide, smooth and semiflared. Fine branching and strong stems. Midseason; 36".HC '69. $25.00. Cliff Benson.
 

Culture

Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION Sort
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.

-- BobPries - 2011-03-07

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nighthawk1.JPGJPG nighthawk1.JPG manage 577 K 14 Jul 2018 - 03:19 TerryLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
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Topic revision: r15 - 22 Aug 2023, DougChyz
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