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■(TB) 'Rain Man'

1994, Meek

'Rain Man' (Joyce Meek, R. 1994). Seedling# 442-1-3. TB, 36" (91 cm). Standards white ground, wide red violet plicata edge; falls white ground, 1/4" red violet edge and dotting under beards, 1/4" arrow at beard tip, hafts dotted brown; beards white, lightly tipped yellow, violet at end; ruffled, flared; slight sweet fragrance. 'Lingering Love' X seedling# B70-1-7: (Keppel seedling# 68-39D: ((('Rococo') x 'Tea Apron')) x 'April Melody') x seedling# B13-1-4: ('Circle Step' x 'Smoke Rings')). D. & J. Gardens 1994. Honorable Mention 1996.

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From AIS Bulletin #293 April 1994 Introducing RAIN MAN (J. Meek) Sdlg. 442-1-3. TB, M, 36". Wide, ruffled white ground plicata with precise red-violet border around all edges. White beards lightly tipped yellow. Red-black stalk. Four branches, 8 buds. Lingering Love X ((Keppel 68-390, plicata recessive, x Caro Nome) x Sweetheart Waltz). $35.00.


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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