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■(TB) 'Lamia'

1981, Hager

'Lamia' (Ben Hager, R. 1981). Seedling# SP3O9lGyOc. TB, 32" (81 cm), Midseason bloom. Greyed orchid; yellow beard, orchid horns. Seedling# SP2637: ('Angel Unawares' x 'Spooned Blaze') X seedling# 5P2638: 'Spooned Blaze' x 'Caro Nome'). Melrose Gardens 1981.

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Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.Photo by Don McQueen-London,Ont.-Canada Zone 5Photo by Rick TascoDon McQueen photo, London, Ont, Canada Z5


From Melrose Iris Catalog for 1981: LAMIA (Hager ’81) Novelty 32” Midseason Sdg. SP3091GyOc; (Angel Unawares x Spooned Blaze) XSib. Cute! A very feminine flower with her ruffled petals,and pastel pearl-grey lavendercolors — but she’s got HORNS. Albeit, they end in small round spoons, a typical feminine decoration.The flowers are smaller in keeping with the shorter stems which are very well branched and budded. (((Don’t tell her,but a LAMIA is a female demon — shhh.))) 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 - 2011-03-07

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-- EleanorHutchison - 2010-10-22
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
LamiaRT.jpgjpg LamiaRT.jpg manage 22 K 22 Jan 2012 - 18:17 BetsyHiggins Photo by Rick Tasco
TB-Lamia.jpgjpg TB-Lamia.jpg manage 68 K 22 Oct 2010 - 22:40 EleanorHutchison Don McQueen photo, London, Ont, Canada Z5
lamia01.JPGJPG lamia01.JPG manage 65 K 20 Jul 2015 - 19:25 TerryLaurin Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
lamia02.JPGJPG lamia02.JPG manage 65 K 16 Apr 2014 - 11:26 TerryLaurin Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
lamia03.JPGJPG lamia03.JPG manage 87 K 14 May 2014 - 22:53 TerryLaurin Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
lamia04.JPGJPG lamia04.JPG manage 176 K 20 Mar 2019 - 18:32 TerryLaurin Photo by Don McQueen-London,Ont.-Canada Zone 5
Topic revision: r18 - 30 Aug 2023, Harloiris
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