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■(TB) 'Beechleaf'

1955, Kleinsorge

'Beechleaf' (Rudolph Kleinsorge, R. 1955). Seedling# 419. TB, 34" (86 cm). Midseason bloom. Color Class-OR1, Brown self overlaid violet; haft and beard brown. 'Thotmes III' x 'Pretty Quadroon'. Cooley 1955. Honorable Mention 1955; Judges Choice 1956; Award of Merit 1959.

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From Fleur De Lis Gardens catalog 1963: BEECHLEAF Klein. '55) M. 38 in. (Thotmes 3rd x Pretty Quadroon). A large, beautifully ruffled light coppery brown flower with sleek glittering finish. A.M. 1959. 2.00.
 

Culture

Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION Sort
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.

BobPries - 21 Apr 2019

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-- BetsyHiggins - 2010-09-23
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
BeechleafKHIPS.gifgif BeechleafKHIPS.gif manage 28 K 17 Feb 2012 - 22:54 BetsyHiggins Photo Courtesy of HIPS
beechleaf1-17.jpgjpg beechleaf1-17.jpg manage 144 K 20 Jul 2017 - 04:21 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
beechleaf1-20.jpgjpg beechleaf1-20.jpg manage 160 K 26 Oct 2020 - 05:35 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
beechleaf2-17.jpgjpg beechleaf2-17.jpg manage 167 K 20 Jul 2017 - 04:21 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
beechleaf2-20.jpgjpg beechleaf2-20.jpg manage 306 K 26 Oct 2020 - 05:35 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
beechleaf4-20.jpgjpg beechleaf4-20.jpg manage 166 K 26 Oct 2020 - 05:35 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
beechleaf6-17.jpgjpg beechleaf6-17.jpg manage 156 K 20 Jul 2017 - 04:22 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
beechleaf7-17.jpgjpg beechleaf7-17.jpg manage 198 K 20 Jul 2017 - 04:22 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
beechleaf9.JPGJPG beechleaf9.JPG manage 381 K 20 Jan 2021 - 14:26 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the 1965 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r14 - 20 Jun 2023, mikeu
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