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■ (BB) 'Skybo'

2000, Magee

'Skybo' (Tom Magee, R. 1999) Seedling #8815 G. BB, 25" (64 cm), Late bloom. Standards purple, white midrib; style arms light purple; falls white ground, purple plicata halo and streaks from beard area; beards gold, light blue at end; slight musky fragrance. 'Mirror Image' X 'Acoma'. Long's Gardens 2000.

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From AIS Bulletin #317 April 2000 Introducing SKYBO (Magee) BB 25" L. "A hobo that can't get around fast enough on a train". A wide white and purple plicata with heavy substance. Horizontal falls add to the illusion of many winged blossoms. Mirror Image X Acoma. With TB Sky Fiesta and TB Sky Rain $35.00. Long's Gardens.


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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