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■(TB) 'Power Surge'

1991, Ghio

'Power Surge' (Joseph Ghio, R. 1990) Seedling #87-78F. TB, 40" (102 cm), Early to late bloom.. Standards salmon ground overlaid magenta; falls salmon apricot, lined and edged magenta. 'Indiscreet' sibling x seedling #82-236: ('Beyond' x ('Rancho Rose' x (('Flareup' x 'Osage Buff') x ('Vanity' x 'Anon')))) X 'Test Pattern' sibling. Bay View 1991. Honorable Mention 1993.

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From Bay View Gardens catalog,1991: POWER SURGE, 40 inches, early to late season. $35.00. An "Indiscreet-type" plicata with standards having a salmon ground overlaid with magenta. The falls have salmon-apricot base lined and edge in wine magenta. Tall, well placed branches, and multiple blooms. The name is suggested by its amazing weed-like vigor. For us we have averaged 12 increases per rhizome! Once planted stand back and watch it take off. No. 87-78F: (Indiscreet sib x (Beyond x (( Rancho Rose x ((Flareup x Osage Buff) x (Vanity x Anon))))) X Test Pattem sib.


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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powersurge4.jpgjpg powersurge4.jpg manage 225 K 08 Jan 2018 - 20:08 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
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Topic revision: r35 - 27 Mar 2023, TLaurin
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