, R. 1988). Seedling 83-88N2. TB, 40" (102 cm), Late midseason bloom. Toasted watermelon, red shoulders on falls; red beard. Seedling 81-104WW: (seedling 78-221: (('Flareup'
x seedling 73-122Z: ( 'Hi Top'
x (( 'Ponderosa'
x 'Travel On'
) x 'Peace Offering'
))) x seedling 76-37F: ('Ballet In Orange'
x seedling 73-122Z)) x seedling 77-39H: (('Entourage'
) x ('Old Flame'
x 'Pink Angel'
))) X 'Originality'
. Bay View Gardens 1989. Honorable Mention 1992.
* * References
| From Bay View Gardens catalog,1988: STRATAGEM, 40 inches, ML $35.00. Much anticipated since its debut during the San Jose National. A nearly impossible color to describe; it has been referred to as everything from melon-mauve to toasted watermelon. A new blending of copper, red, pink, blue and orange. Great formed blooms, with red shoulders and tangerine beards. Unbeatable branching and vigor, with up to 15 buds per stalk! No. 83-88N2:(((Flareup x 73-1222) x 76-37F: (Ballet in Orange x 73-1222)) x ((Entourage x Mandolin) x (Old Flame x Pink Angel)) X Originality.
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| 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.
| FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION Here
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