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■(TB) 'Circus Circus'

1997, Sutton

'Circus Circus' (George Sutton, R. 1996). Seedling# C-24-D. TB, 37" (94 cm). Early to late bloom. Standards light lilac (RHS 76C), veined darker; style arms white to light orchid; falls white, heavy violet (83B) veining and edging; beards violet; slight spicy fragrance. 'Momentum' X seedling# 4-33: (seedling# 82-13-D: ('Heavenly Harmony' x 'Petite Posy') x 'French Gown'). Sutton 1997. Honorable Mention 1999; Award of Merit 2003.

See below:
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References:

From AIS Bulletin #305 April 1997 Introducing CIRCUS CIRCUS (G. Sutton '97) TB 37- E-M-L. Extremely popular at the '96 Convention where it received an H.C. S. are light lilac veined darker; F. are white with heavy violet veining and edging; violet beards. (Momentum x 4-33: ((Heavenly Harmony x Petite Posey) x French Gown)). $35.00. Sutton's Green Thumber.
 

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 - 2010-11-05
  • TB 'Circus Circus' was blooming at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, zone 4b, approximately May 25 - June 8, in 2017. It has Purple Based Foliage at the base of the leaves, at least during and after flowering. There is also some faint purple coloring on the spathes as well. -- HollyJohnson2017 -04-01 - 15 Aug 2017
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2017-05-25 655TB Circus Circus (3).jpgjpg 2017-05-25 655TB Circus Circus (3).jpg manage 759 K 15 Aug 2017 - 02:08 HollyJohnson2017-04-01 A new blossom of TB Circus Circus. Photo taken by Holly Johnson at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, zone 4b, on 5/25/2017.
20170519_133813TB Circus Circus (combo).jpgjpg 20170519_133813TB Circus Circus (combo).jpg manage 1013 K 15 Aug 2017 - 02:01 HollyJohnson2017-04-01 Two buds of TB Circus Circus. Photos taken by Holly Johnson at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, zone 4b, on 5/19/2017 and 6/5/2017
20170621_115354 TB Circus Circus (3).jpgjpg 20170621_115354 TB Circus Circus (3).jpg manage 219 K 15 Aug 2017 - 02:12 HollyJohnson2017-04-01 TB Circus Circus has Purple Based Foliage. Photo taken by Holly Johnson at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, zone 4b, on 6/21/2017.
Circus-CircusN.jpgjpg Circus-CircusN.jpg manage 52 K 21 Oct 2011 - 19:37 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
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