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■(IB) 'Lover Boy'

1978, Ghio

'Lover Boy' (Joseph Ghio, R. 1977). Seedling #72-137C. IB, 24" (61 cm), Midseason to late bloom. Red self; red-gold beard. 'Gingerbread Man' X 'Starburst'. Bay View Gardens 1978. Honorable Mention 1980; Award of Merit 1983.

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Awaiting original catalog description


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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-- LoicT - 2009-12-11
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Lover_Boy_1978_Ghio_IB-.JPGJPG Lover_Boy_1978_Ghio_IB-.JPG manage 26 K 11 Dec 2009 - 14:56 Main.tasquierloic Photo : Loïc TASQUIER - The Netherlands Zone 7
Lover_Boy_1978_Ghio_IB.JPGJPG Lover_Boy_1978_Ghio_IB.JPG manage 57 K 11 Dec 2009 - 14:56 Main.tasquierloic Photo : Loïc TASQUIER - The Netherlands Zone 7
loverboy01.JPGJPG loverboy01.JPG manage 94 K 25 Oct 2014 - 12:59 UnknownUser Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
loverboy02.JPGJPG loverboy02.JPG manage 80 K 16 Apr 2014 - 00:22 UnknownUser Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
loverboy03.JPGJPG loverboy03.JPG manage 49 K 21 Apr 2014 - 11:33 UnknownUser Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
loverboy04.JPGJPG loverboy04.JPG manage 69 K 02 Jul 2014 - 18:47 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
loverboy05.JPGJPG loverboy05.JPG manage 69 K 28 Nov 2014 - 17:22 UnknownUser Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
loverboy1.JPGJPG loverboy1.JPG manage 738 K 04 Jul 2016 - 02:01 UnknownUser Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
loverboy2.JPGJPG loverboy2.JPG manage 283 K 23 Aug 2017 - 03:00 UnknownUser Photo by Kate Brewitt taken at the Royal Botanical Gardens-Hamilton,Ontario,Canada
loverboy3.JPGJPG loverboy3.JPG manage 1 MB 30 Aug 2017 - 02:41 UnknownUser Photo by Don McQueen-London,Ontario,Canada-Zone 5
loverboy4.jpgjpg loverboy4.jpg manage 55 K 09 Nov 2017 - 04:20 UnknownUser Photo by Irisu Pasaulis-Lithuania
loverboy9.JPGJPG loverboy9.JPG manage 91 K 22 Aug 2021 - 11:38 UnknownUser Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Topic revision: r23 - 27 Jan 2023, Harloiris
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