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■(TB) 'Overture'

1944, Hall

'Overture' (David Hall, R. 1944) Sdlg. #42-20 (sibling to 'Dream Girl'). TB, Midseason bloom, Color Code-R4L. From two Hall pink blend seedings (seedling 40-34 x seedling 39-62).

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Photo scanned from the A.H. Fischer slide collectionPhoto scanned from the A.H. Fischer slide collection


From Fleur De Lis Gardens catalog 1956: OVERTURE (Hall 1944) M. 34 in. (Sister to Dream Girl). One of the first of the famous flamingo pinks. Has been a fine parent. H.M. 1944. 1.00.
From 1944 Hallcroft catalog: OVERTURE. Seedling 42-20. HC 1943. A flamingo pink, a little larger than DREAM GIRL and of a slightly lighter tone of pink. The flowers are carried on a strong 36-inch stem. Branching is fair, substance and form good. The color holds up well. It is winter hardy, a strong grower and a free bloomer. $15


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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OVERTURE-H.Fischer.jpgjpg OVERTURE-H.Fischer.jpg manage 77 K 27 Aug 2019 - 01:51 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the A.H. Fischer slide collection
OVERTURE1.JPGJPG OVERTURE1.JPG manage 73 K 18 Sep 2019 - 03:19 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the A.H. Fischer slide collection
Topic revision: r15 - 10 Feb 2024, EdenSprings
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