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■(TB) 'Raindrops Keep Falling'

2016, Black

'Raindrops Keep Falling' (Paul Black, R. 2013). Seedling# S91NN. TB, 35" (89 cm), Midseason to late bloom. Standards white, wide mid violet-blue plicata band, center dotted and sanded violet-blue; style arms mid-light violet, grey-tan crests; falls white, narrow violet-blue plicata band, paler violet edge, haft and short dart at end of beard sanded violet-blue; beard hairs based light violet, tips tangerine; pronounced sweet fragrance. 'Circle of Light' X seedling# N115A: ('First Page' x 'Drama Queen'). Mid-America 2016. Honorable Mention 2019.

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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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RaindropsKeepFalling_DSD_1146.JPGJPG RaindropsKeepFalling_DSD_1146.JPG manage 414 K 17 Jan 2022 - 18:03 SharleneSutter in Oetlishausen, Switzerland - photo by Sharlene Sutter
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Topic revision: r22 - 04 Feb 2024, TLaurin
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