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■(BB) 'Signorina'

2017, Smith

'Signorina' ( Marky Smith, R. 2010) Seedling #03-12V. BB, 22" (56 cm). Midseason bloom. Standards smoked heliotrope-lilac (RHS 88C) paling to tan peach edge, peach coloring wider at base; style arms tan peach, mauve smoky tinge to midribs and crests; falls almost completely washed russian violet (79B) subtle veins radiating outward from cream area around beard, shoulders blended smoky salmon, narrow cream-salmon edge, 3/4" cream spear below beard, short salmon veins around heart; beards vermillion (44), cream base tipped vermillion at end; ruffled, luminata pattern; pronounced spicy fragrance. 'Low Spirits' X seedling #00-26H: ( 'Owyhee Desert' x 'Flights Of Fancy'). Salmon Creek 2017.

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Photo by AitkenPhoto by Kate Brewitt at the 2019 AIS National Convention-CaliforniaPhoto by Klaus Burkhardt- Iris Schwertilienoase-GermanyPhoto by Lynn Owen-Welshpool-United Kingdom


From Aitken’s catalog, 2017: SIGNORINA (BB) (M. Smith '17) BB 22” (56 cm) M. Grayed lilac standard edges are tan-peach, wider at the base. Styles are tan/peach with smoky mauve tint on midrib and style crests. Falls have a cream area beside beard, becoming smoky salmon toward fall shoulders; narrow cream-salmon fall edge. Falls are almost completely washed Russian violet with subtle veining radiating from the beard. Cream spear extends ¾ " inch below the beard with a few short salmon veins around the heart. Cream beards tipped vermilion, with solid vermilion in throat. Ruffled luminata with a pronounced spicy fragrance. Sdlg. # 03-12 V : (Low Spirits X 00-26 H: (Owyhee Desert x Flights of Fancy)). SKU: 17BB118. $25.00.


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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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
SIGNORINA9.jpgjpg SIGNORINA9.jpg manage 219 K 03 Apr 2021 - 01:37 TerryLaurin Photo by Klaus Burkhardt- Iris Schwertilienoase-Germany
SIGNORINA90.JPGJPG SIGNORINA90.JPG manage 217 K 03 Jul 2024 - 20:15 TerryLaurin Photo by Lynn Owen-Welshpool-United Kingdom
signorina01.jpgjpg signorina01.jpg manage 148 K 07 Mar 2017 - 03:50 TerryLaurin Photo by Aitken's Salmon Creek Garden
signorina1.JPGJPG signorina1.JPG manage 441 K 13 May 2019 - 14:40 TerryLaurin Photo by Kate Brewitt at the 2019 AIS National Convention-California
Topic revision: r12 - 03 Jul 2024, TerryLaurin
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