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■(TB) 'Princess Osra'

1921, Bliss

'Princess Osra' (Arthur J. Bliss, 1921) TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-W2. 'Suffren' x 'Dolores'.

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Awaiting original catalog description
From Indian Spring Farms catalog, 1927: PRINCESS OSRA (Bliss 1922). A very large, clear Plicata, with tall stems. Clear white, the S. broadly and the F. more narrowly margined with Spots and veinings of soft wisteria-violet and bluish lavender. The prettiest of the new Plicatas. $3.00 each.
From Bonnewitz catalog, 1927: PRINCESS OSRA (Bliss). A very beautiful white variety dotted with lavender on both S. and F. The garden effect is excellent for it is the largest plicata we have ever seen, but we could wish that the style branches were somewhat longer. A most interesting variety. $4.00
From Sam Carpenter Garden catalog, 1927: PRINCESS OSRA (Bliss) Free bloomer and vigorous grower with erect habit. Color, clear white, lightly spotted and edged pale blue.


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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-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07
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Topic revision: r11 - 30 Dec 2020, Harloiris
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