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■(TB) 'Pianissimo'

1954, Zurbrigg

'Pianissimo' (Lloyd Zurbrigg, introducer for A. K. Edmison, R. 1953) Seedling# 51-1-LB. TB, height 35" (89 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards pale peach-pink; falls white with orange-peach band 1/4" wide; beard white at base, tipped peach-pink. Muhlestein seedling# 47-108 X Muhlestein seedling# 49-11. Avonbank 1954.

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From AIS Bulletin #133, April 1954. Introducing PIANISSIMO (Edmison)-As softly coloured as the namne inplies. Standards are pale peach-pink; falls are white with an orange-peach band around the edge 1/4" in width. Beard white tipped peach-pink. A new pattern and colour in a hardy plant with extra heavy stalks and foliage, and largest rhizomes. It is fertile both ways, giving a great opportunity for hybridizers. Needs a little more depth of colour and longer lasting qualities. (Muhlestein #47-108 x Muhlestein #49-11). $12.00. Avonbank 1954.


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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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
TBPianissimoVL1965.JPGJPG TBPianissimoVL1965.JPG manage 50 K 25 Jun 2014 - 18:32 UnknownUser Photo by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-Canada-taken June 1965
pianissimo02.JPGJPG pianissimo02.JPG manage 288 K 25 Aug 2017 - 20:53 UnknownUser Photo by Kate Brewitt taken at the Royal Botanical Gardens-Hamilton,Ontario,Canada
Topic revision: r13 - 01 Jul 2023, Harloiris
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