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■(TB) 'Saber Dance'

1970, Brown

'Saber Dance' (Opal Brown, R. 1970). Seedling# 66-171. TB, 38" (97 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards light amaranth rose (RHS 65A to 186D), blending to flesh at outer edges; falls champagne (164D), brushed lavender-rose, deeper on shoulders, copper lustre over all; burnt orange beard; lightly ruffled and crimped. Seedling# 64-102: ('Grandiflora' x (pink seedling x 'Gypsy Lullaby' sibling)) X 'Barcelona' sibling. Brown's Sunnyhill Gardens 1970. Honorable Mention 1971.

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From AIS Bulletin #197 April 1970 Introducing SABER DANCE. $25.00. (0. L. Brown '70) TB. Mid., 38". Ruffled, domed standards are amaranth rose. Semiflaring falls are a blend of champagne and rose, deeper on hafts and sides. A copper lustre overall gives a changeable effect. Unique beard raspberry at base with top half of hairs burnt orange. Excellent branching. HC '69, Sdlg. #66-171. Brown's Sunnyhill Gardens.
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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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saberdance03.JPGJPG saberdance03.JPG manage 100 K 07 Jul 2014 - 13:34 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
saberdance04.JPGJPG saberdance04.JPG manage 83 K 07 Jul 2014 - 13:36 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
saberdance1.jpgjpg saberdance1.jpg manage 75 K 21 Apr 2016 - 20:33 TerryLaurin Photo by HIPS Archives
saberdance2.jpgjpg saberdance2.jpg manage 69 K 21 Apr 2016 - 20:34 TerryLaurin Photo by HIPS Archives
Topic revision: r19 - 27 Dec 2023, Harloiris
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