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■(TB) 'Cliffs Of Dover'

1953, Fay

'Cliffs Of Dover' ( Orville Fay, R. 1952) TB, 35" (89 cm), Midseason bloom. White. 'New Snow' X 'Cahokia'. Fay 1953. Honorable Mention 1953; Judge's Choice 1954; Award of Merit 1955.

Other references: AIS Bulletin #216, January 1975, page 17.

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From Fay catalog, 1956: Cliffs of Dover (1953) $7.50. No. 49-17- New Snow X Cahokia. Large, flaring and ruffled clear white flowers of great substance, borne on 36-inch sturdy bloom stems. There are no haft markings and the beard is light yellow. A good grower and fast increaser. Blue-green foliage. Completely winter hardy at Chicago. Mid-season. H.C. 1952; H.M. 1953; A.M. 1955; 100 Best 1955.
From Walter Marx Gardens catalog 1964: CLIFFS OF DOVER (Fay 1953). Each 1.00; 3 for 2.50. Gorgeous, clear white with no haft markings and a light yellow beard. The beauty of thislarge ruffled flower is accentuated by the blue-green foliage. Good grower and fast increaser. Midseason. 3 feet. AM 1955. Picture page 4.


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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