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■(TB) 'Plum Pretty Whiskers'

2003, Spoon

'Plum Pretty Whiskers' (Donald Spoon, R. 2003). Seedling #97-465A. TB, 35" (89 cm), Midseason to late bloom. Standards and style arms raspberry pink; falls darker raspberry pink, central zone veined dark plum; beards tangerine; ruffled, lightly laced; slight sweet fragrance. 'Yosemite Sam' X 'Pagan Dance'. Winterberry 2003. Honorable Mention 2005.

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From AIS Bulletin #329 April 2003 Introducing Plum Pretty Whiskers (D. Spoon) TB, 35" (89 em), ML. (Sdlg.# 97-465A). Ruffled and laced raspberry-pink bitone with tangerine beards. The arched falls display its unique feature, a zone of dark plum veins ("whiskers") in an area like a pumila spot of SDBs like Snow Tree. Good branching with 7 buds. Vigorous growth. Fertile both ways passing the whisker pattern to some offspring. (Yosemite Sam X Pagan Dance). $40. Winterberry Gardens.


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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-- MarilynCampbell - 2010-02-13
  • Nice upright narrow foliage. Reblooms in early June in Southern California. Good increase. -- ReneeFraser - 30 May 2012
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Plum_Pretty_Whiskers_KWW.jpgjpg Plum_Pretty_Whiskers_KWW.jpg manage 71 K 15 Jan 2017 - 23:22 Main.KWalker Photo by Ken Walker; Cooley's Gardens, Silverton, OR; AIS 2006 Convention
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Topic revision: r39 - 21 Nov 2023, TLaurin
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