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(TB) 'St Clair'

1854, Lémon

'St Clair' (Jean-Nicolas Lémon, 1854) TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class W2.

See below:
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Lémon, Annales de Flore et de Pomone, 1839-1840, p. 367.
From Wing Seed catalog, 1918: "COMTE DE ST. CLAIR— (Amoena) Semi-early. S. white; F. richly striped with deep violet on white ground and margined white. Two feet. 25c."
From Farr's Hardy Plants, 1911: "Comte de St Clair (Amoena) Deep violet, margined white. 61 cm/24 inches"


Comte de Clair, Comte de St. Clair, Julia Gresi, John Gruise, St. Claire.
note: 1840, Lémon gave another name: Julia Grisi; Giulia Grisi (1811-1869) was an Italian opera singer, but it could be about Carlotta Grisi (1819-1899), an Italian ballet dancer, due to Giselle and Paquita (see 'Gisele', 'Pacquita').


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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