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■(JI) 'Island Paradise'

1956, Marx

'Island Paradise' (Walter Marx, R. 1956) Seedling 55-502. JI (double), 42" (107 cm), Early bloom. Bicolor. Red-purple (near amaranth) surrounding white center. 'Miyuki-Guruma' X 'Choseidan'. Marx 1956.

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From Marx Gardens catalog, 1958: ISLAND PARADISE (Marx 1956) Each $6.00. This is one of the most distinctive seedlings selected from our Butterfly Series. The crisp, flaring white flowers have falls and standards edged dark reddish violet (Patriarch) with an occasional speckling inside the colored borders. Medium size double blooms held well above erect foliage on 3-foot stems. Midseason.
From Tempo Two AU catalog, 1974: ISLAND PARADISE (Marx '56 USA) Double. M. Vivid color combination. 7" blooms, each white petal has Y," band of magenta rose around edges. Bright gold signals. White style arms with slight magenta tips. Always a popular variety and one of the best for indoor decoration. $3.50.


Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

Hardiness Zones 4-8 for most varieties, Some Japanese 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 but moist good garden soil, More tolerant of dry conditions in established plants, Needs swampy conditions especially in Spring bloom season.
PH Prefers Acid solis 6.1 to 7.0, intolerant of limy soils
Fertilizer Prefers rich conditions on organic soils.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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