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■(TB) 'Bright Forecast'

1960, Hamblen

'Bright Forecast' (Melba Hamblen, R. 1959). Seedling# H5-20-A. TB, 30" (76 cm). Late midseason bloom. Color Class Y1P, Golden-yellow self, tangerine-orange beard. 'Fashion Show' X sibling to 'Glittering Amber'. Hamblen 1960. High Commendation 1959; Honorable Mention 1960.

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From Fleur De Lis Gardens catalog 1963: BRIGHT FORECAST (Hamblen '60) M. 36 in. (Fashion Show x Sib to Glittering Amber). A blazing, golden yellow of large size and very broad petals. The stands are closed and the falls are flaring and the whole flower is heavily laced and ruffled. Heavy tangerine beard. H.M. 1960. 15.00.


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.

BobPries - 21 Apr 2019

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