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■(TB) 'Nuée D'Orage'

1905, Verdier

'Nuée D'Orage' (Eugène Verdier, 1905) TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class S3M. Pleasant fragrance. Commended. Unknown x 'Hélios'.

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Journal de la Société Nationale d'Horticulture de France, 1905, 4e série, Tome VI, p. 375.
Vilmorin-Andrieux & Cie, catalogue de plantes 1918 p. 47.
From Wing Seed catalog, 1919: "NUEE d’ORAGE (Storm Cloud) — New. Semi-early. Plant tall and vigorous, large flowers having S. two and three-fourths inches long, of smoky lilac washed with yellow over the borders; F. full, three and one-half inches long, violet-blue strongly tigered around the base. Very striking. 50c."
From G. G. Whitelegg catalog, 1921: "NUEE D'ORAGE. A tall and vigorous grower, with very large flowers. (S) lilac bordered yellow; (F) very large, deep violet blue, strongly reticulated yellow."
From H. P. Simpson catalog, 1922: "NUEE D'ORAGE, or Storm Cloud (Verdier) — S. slaty gray or heliotrope; F. bronze and purple. A soft pastel effect. Very large blooms and vigorous growth. 24-30) inch. 30¢."


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.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
NueeDOrage01.JPGJPG NueeDOrage01.JPG manage 56 K 27 Nov 2014 - 04:41 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
NueedOrage02.JPGJPG NueedOrage02.JPG manage 184 K 08 Dec 2016 - 14:23 Main.TLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
nueedorage5.jpgjpg nueedorage5.jpg manage 71 K 25 Jan 2010 - 16:42 Main.htb ©2006 Laurie Frazer
rsz_nueedorage-jb.jpgjpg rsz_nueedorage-jb.jpg manage 71 K 11 Feb 2013 - 20:23 Main.Harloiris Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
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