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■(TB) 'Sea Venture'

1972, Jones

'Sea Venture' (Bennett Jones, R. 1971). Seedling# 67-64-1. TB, 34" (86 cm), Midseasdon bloom. Standards pale blue, flushed deep marine blue at base; falls pale blue; yellow beard; ruffled. 'Avis' X 'Eternal Love'. B Jones 1972.

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From AIS Bulletin #205 April 1972 Introducing SEA VENTURE-67-64-1 (Avis x Eternal Love). Named for a sailing vessel which played a small part in early American history, Sea Venture is one of the most unusual and beautiful color patterns I have seen for some time, and many who have seen it say it is the most distinctive of the seedlings I have raised. The standards are pale blue, but with a large, neat and dramatic flush of deep marine or ink blue at the base. They are ruffled and swirled together at the top. The wide flaring and ruffled falls are pale blue. The plant is vigorous; the stalk is well branched, nearly always showing three flowers open at one time. 34". HC 1971. $25.00. Bennett Jones.


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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