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■(TB) 'Ruffled Surprise'

1981, Rudolph

'Ruffled Surprise' (Nate Rudolph, R. 1980). Seedling# 77-20. TB, 29" (74 cm). Early bloom. Standards purple at base, blending to light purple flushed yellow at top; falls antique white with wide chartreuse edge; lavender blue beard; heavily ruffled; light purple and yellow styles. Seedling# 73-39: (((seedling# 64-13 x seedling# 66-60) x Blocher seedling# 223) x 'Louise Watts') X 'Chartreuse Ruffles'. Klehm Nursery 1981. Honorable Mention 1985.

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From AIS Bulletin #240 January 1981 Introducing RUFFLED SURPRISE-Sdlg. 77-20: 73-39 X Chartreuse Ruffles. TB, 32", E. Ruffled, upright standards are light purple at base, blending to yellow at top. Wide, round, flaring falls are offwhite with pale lavender veining and wide chartreuse-banded edge. Lavender-blue beards. The wide purple and yellow styles are heavily laced and ruffled. Ouite fragrant. Five branches with six or more buds. Plant habits are excellent and quite vigorous. Fertile both ways. HC'78. $25.00. Klehm Nursery.


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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