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■(IB) 'Messenger'

1994, Innerst

'Messenger' (Sterling Innerst, R. 1994). Seedling #3578-4. IB, 19" (48 cm), Midseason bloom. White ground plicata trimmed purple; beards purple, tipped bronze; slight fragrance. 'Point Made' X 'Chubby Cheeks'. Innerst 1995.

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From AIS Bulletin #297 April 1995 Introducing MESSENGER - 3578-4, IB, 19", M. (Point Made x Chubby Cheeks) White trimmed purple, excellent form, 6 buds. Vigorous. A famous (or is that infamous? west coast hybridizer visited before the D.C. Convention and left a note in the branching of this IB, thus the name. $15.00. Sterling Innerst.


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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Ib_MessengerDDB.jpgjpg Ib_MessengerDDB.jpg manage 11 K 15 Aug 2012 - 17:17 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Dana Brown
messenger01.JPGJPG messenger01.JPG manage 1 MB 01 Jan 2018 - 20:32 Main.TLaurin Photo by Barry Blyth-Australia
messenger8.JPGJPG messenger8.JPG manage 151 K 15 Jan 2024 - 20:29 Main.TLaurin Photo by Kenneth Fenn-Newbridge-Victoria-Australia
Topic revision: r13 - 18 Jan 2024, Harloiris
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