( Keith Keppel
, R. 1971). Seedling# 68-17C. TB, 38" (97 cm), Early midseason bloom. Cream ground plicata stitched brownish rose (near M&P 7-L-8); light yellow beard. 'Montage'
X 'April Melody'
. Keppel 1974.
| From AIS Bulletin #213 April 1974 Introducing ROUNDUP (Keppel) EM, 38". Montage X April Melody. Show stalks par excellence! Three (or four) branches plus terminal, twelve or more buds, often three blossoms open at once. A cream ground plicata with brownish rose standards and fall trim, dull yellow beard. Rounded, ruffled form, with standards touching and slightly flared falls. Extremely fertile both ways-we've often had three pods per socket! Two EC's (including best seedling in show, Modesto), '73. HC '72. $25.00. Keith Keppel.
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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