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■(BB) 'Drop Dead Gorgeous'

2023, Black

'Drop Dead Gorgeous' (Paul Black, R. 2023) Seedling Z121A, BB, 24" (61 cm), Late to very late bloom. Standards mid-dark garnet; style arms dark gold, mid brown ridge and crest; falls black cherry, paler narrow band, light gold hafts veined and sanded black cherry; beards dark burnt orange base, auburn tips; slight musky fragrance. Black seedling V170A:('Morning Show' x P. Black seedling P24B, 'Hi Love' pollen parent) X P. Black seedling X59A, 'Radiant Garnet' sibling. Mid-America Garden 2023.

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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.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
dropdeadgorgeous5.jpgjpg dropdeadgorgeous5.jpg manage 147 K 28 May 2023 - 19:40 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham taken at Mid-America Garden
dropdeadgorgeous7.JPGJPG dropdeadgorgeous7.JPG manage 137 K 03 Jun 2023 - 11:37 Main.TLaurin Photo by Smokin Heights-Australia-taken at Mid-America Garden
dropdeadgorgeous9.jpgjpg dropdeadgorgeous9.jpg manage 170 K 20 Dec 2022 - 15:17 Main.TLaurin Photo by Paul Black-Mid America Garden
dropdeadgorgeous90.jpgjpg dropdeadgorgeous90.jpg manage 237 K 20 Dec 2022 - 15:17 Main.TLaurin Photo by Paul Black-Mid America Garden
dropdeadgorgeous91.jpgjpg dropdeadgorgeous91.jpg manage 299 K 20 Dec 2022 - 15:17 Main.TLaurin Photo by Paul Black-Mid America Garden
Topic revision: r8 - 07 Sep 2023, Harloiris
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