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(TB) 'Helen Kennedy'

1955, Kennedy

'Helen Kennedy' (Fred Kennedy, R. 1955). Seedling# 1-50. TB (hybrid), 38" (97 cm), Extra early bloom. Medium blue self; beard white. 'Snow Flurry' X 'Luna'. Kennedy 1953.

Also listed in AB web: 'Helen Kennedy'.

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From Fleur De Lis Gardens catalog 1956: HELEN KENNEDY (Kennedy 1953) E-M. 38 in. (Snow Flurry x Luna). This new hybrid from tall bearded x onco-regelia lines is a beauty. Large, extremely broad petaled and of fine form and heavy substance, it is done in very pale blue with a snowy white beard. Should be quite a parent. 5.00.


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.

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Topic revision: r10 - 19 Sep 2023, Harloiris
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