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■(TB) 'Sea Empress'

1987, Rogers

'Sea Empress' (Francis Rogers, R. 1987). Seedling# F-202-C. TB, 39" (97 cm), Early bloom. Standards light rose purple blend (RHS 78C); falls slightly darker (80C), buff at edge. greyed yellow at hafts; yellow beard tipped white; laced and lightly ruffled; pronounced sweet fragrance. 'Crushed Velvet' X 'Lilac Treat'. Meadowbrook Gardens 1988.

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Sea Empress TB Francis Rogers 1987.jpegSea Empress4x6 ais.jpgseaempress1.jpg


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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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-- JoelleFRANJEULLE - 2010-01-29
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Sea Empress TB Francis Rogers 1987.jpegjpeg Sea Empress TB Francis Rogers 1987.jpeg manage 201 K 19 Jun 2023 - 21:19 Main.georgebacon  
Sea_Empress4x6_ais.jpgjpg Sea_Empress4x6_ais.jpg manage 72 K 10 Jul 2013 - 05:01 JoyceDianeWilcox Photo taken at F. and R. Rogers' Meadowbrook Gardens
seaempress1.jpgjpg seaempress1.jpg manage 40 K 08 Apr 2013 - 17:44 Main.TLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
Topic revision: r10 - 23 Jun 2023, Harloiris
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