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■(TB) 'Dancing Violet'

1977, Rudolph

'Dancing Violet' (Nate Rudolph, R. 1976). Seedling 73-55. TB, 30" (76 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards light violet (RHS 84C); falls light violet, blending deeper at edge; lemon yellow haft; orange beard tipped lilac; ruffled. 'Cream Taffeta' X 'Louise Watts'. Rudolph 1977. Honorable Mention 1979.



From AIS Bulletin #224 Winter 1977 Introducing DANCING VIOLET 1977 $25.00. No. 73-55: Cream Taffeta X Louise Watts. Midseason TB 30". The 7x5-inch blooms overall are a light violet color (RHS 84C). The 3-inch wide, round standards are light violet; the 3-1/2 inch wide, round, ruffled and flaring falls are a light violet blending deeper at edges with yellow shoulders and a lilac tipped beard. Heavy substance and very fragrant. Four branches with seven or more buds. A two-year clump produced ten bloomstalks. Very vigorous and fertile both ways. Rudolph.


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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DancingViolet01.jpgjpg DancingViolet01.jpg manage 57 K 18 Oct 2013 - 17:11 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sunshine Iris Nursery-Australia
DancingViolet02.jpgjpg DancingViolet02.jpg manage 135 K 29 Apr 2021 - 13:56 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sunshine Iris Nursery-Australia
Topic revision: r12 - 03 Jul 2023, dougchyz
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