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■(SIB) 'Polly Dodge'

1972, McEwen

'Polly Dodge' (Currier McEwen, R. 1968). Seedling 64/67-4. SIB, 20-25", Early midseason to late midseason bloom. Color Class RV1F, S 74B; falls 74A but darker and of velvety surface; styles 74C. Seedling 61/Cas 2 ('Violet Flare' x unknown) X unknown. Colchicine induced chimera. McEwen 1972. Honorable Mention 1973.

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Photo by Barry Blyth-AustraliaPhoto scanned from the A.H. Fischer slide collectionPhoto by Fieldstone GardensPhoto by Don McQueen-London,Ont.-Canada Zone 5Photo taken at 1983 AIS Boston Convention by Verna Laurin at the Warburton Garden


From AIS Bulletin #206 July 1972 Introducing POLLY DODGE: 24", M. A wine red unique among red Siberians because of its velvety texture and richness of color. A colchicine induced chimera, it has given us some seedlings with tetraploids but we are introducing it as a highly fertile diploid. No branching but succession of scapes gives it a long bloom season. An ample stock enables us to offer it for $15. Currier McEwen.


Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

Hardiness Zones 3-8 for most varieties, Some Siberian cultivars tolerate colder, others tolerate warmer zones (please comment in comment box with your location if this cultivar grows well in zone 3, 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, Prefers moist conditions especially in Spring bloom season.
PH Average garden solis 6.1 to 7.5,
Fertilizer Prefers rich conditions on organic soils.

-- BobPries - 2011-03-07

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
PollyDodge2.jpgjpg PollyDodge2.jpg manage 19 K 28 Jul 2013 - 16:55 TerryLaurin Photo by Fieldstone Gardens
pollydodge03.jpgjpg pollydodge03.jpg manage 155 K 23 Oct 2015 - 22:07 TerryLaurin Photo by Barry Blyth-Australia
pollydodge1.JPGJPG pollydodge1.JPG manage 87 K 26 Aug 2019 - 20:10 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the A.H. Fischer slide collection
pollydodge4.JPGJPG pollydodge4.JPG manage 457 K 28 Sep 2019 - 02:42 TerryLaurin Photo by Don McQueen-London,Ont.-Canada Zone 5
pollydodge9.JPGJPG pollydodge9.JPG manage 186 K 12 Apr 2023 - 15:30 TerryLaurin Photo taken at 1983 AIS Boston Convention by Verna Laurin at the Warburton Garden
Topic revision: r24 - 22 Oct 2023, DougChyz
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