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■(TB) 'Tea Service'

2003, Richardson

'Tea Service' (Gerald Richardson, R. 2002). Seedling# 94-22-6. TB, 34" (86 cm), Early midseason bloom. Standards pale lavender blue, base deeper; style arms light lavender blue; falls blue white; beards yellow, white base; flared; slight fragrance. 'Modern Times' X 'He-Man Blues'. Rainbow's End 2003.

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From AIS Bulletin #329 April 2003 Introducing TEA SERVICE TB 34" EM. A set of this fine china consists of six flared pale blue cups atop broad blue-white saucers. Ruffled overlapping falls; base of standards flushed deeper blue. Sdlg 94-22-6. $25.00. Rainbow's End Garden.


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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Tea-ServiceN.jpgjpg Tea-ServiceN.jpg manage 34 K 24 Oct 2011 - 16:49 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
teaservice01.JPGJPG teaservice01.JPG manage 563 K 07 Mar 2018 - 04:08 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Nyla Hughes slide collection
teaservice5.JPGJPG teaservice5.JPG manage 65 K 21 Nov 2023 - 02:43 Main.TLaurin Photo by Rick Tasco-Superstition Iris Gardens-Taken at Come See The Stars-2003 AIS National Convention
Topic revision: r13 - 21 Nov 2023, Harloiris
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