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■(BB) 'Special Blend'

2008, Sutton

'Special Blend' (Michael Sutton, R. 2008) Seedling #S-8431-A. BB, 24" (61 cm). Late to very late bloom. Standards ice blue flushed lemon tint, touched peach at base, lemon tint wire rim; style arms white, lemon crests; falls white, pale orange in throat blending to magenta at shoulders, 3/4" violet purple bleed, slight infusion of bluebird blue and yellow; beards white tipped yellow; slight musky fragrance. Conjuration' X seedling #M-1377-A: ('Twice Told' x 'Mother Earth'). Sutton 2009.

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Photo by Betty JacobsPhoto by Ken Walker; my garden, Concord, CASpecial BlendPhoto by Hugh Stout of Stout Gardens at Dancingtree.Photo by Riley Probst-Fleur De Lis GardenPhoto by Viktor Karpenko-UkraineDetail of photo by Betsy HigginsPhoto by Alain Chapelle-Jardin d


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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.

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-- EleanorHutchison - 2010-04-23
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
DSCN1806.JPGJPG DSCN1806.JPG manage 68 K 30 Apr 2010 - 05:42 Main.bjacobs Photo by Betty Jacobs
SPECIALBLEND01.jpgjpg SPECIALBLEND01.jpg manage 656 K 23 Dec 2015 - 16:06 TerryLaurin Photo by Hugh Stout of Stout Gardens at Dancingtree.
SpecialBlend16.JPGJPG SpecialBlend16.JPG manage 27 K 07 Aug 2016 - 13:53 BetsyHiggins Detail of photo by Betsy Higgins
Special_Blend.jpgjpg Special_Blend.jpg manage 50 K 28 Dec 2016 - 19:57 Main.KWalker Photo by Ken Walker; my garden, Concord, CA
specialblend-jb.jpgjpg specialblend-jb.jpg manage 32 K 28 Jan 2013 - 16:21 Main.Harloiris Special Blend
specialblend01.jpgjpg specialblend01.jpg manage 93 K 11 Jul 2019 - 23:05 TerryLaurin Photo by Riley Probst-Fleur De Lis Garden
specialblend1.jpegjpeg specialblend1.jpeg manage 82 K 24 Oct 2018 - 02:59 TerryLaurin Photo by Viktor Karpenko-Ukraine
specialblend9.jpgjpg specialblend9.jpg manage 96 K 31 Mar 2023 - 12:15 TerryLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-Jardin d'Iris de Bubry-France
Topic revision: r19 - 12 Jun 2024, AlainFranco
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