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■(TB) 'Ruth Walker'

1999, Spoon

'Ruth Walker' (Donald Spoon, R. 1999). TB, height 36" (91 cm). Midseason bloom. Ruffled peach pink self; beards pinkish tangerine; foliage purple-based. 'Orien' X 'Jennifer Rebecca'. Winterberry 1999.

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From AIS Bulletin #313 April 1999 Introducing RUTH WALKER TB 36" (91 cm), M. Ruffled and flared peachy-pink self with pink-tangerine beards. Well-branched, strong stalks to 9 buds. As a prerequisite of its namesake, it has vigorous growth and increase. Purple based foliage, a rarity for pinks. Gorgeous show stalks. Blue ribbon, runner-up best seedling ((Orien: Stately Mansions X Bride's Halo) X Jennifer Rebecca). $40.00. Winterberry Gardens.


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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-- MarilynCampbell - 2010-02-14
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
RuthWalker03.JPGJPG RuthWalker03.JPG manage 80 K 10 Apr 2014 - 03:06 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
RuthWalker05.jpgjpg RuthWalker05.jpg manage 123 K 10 Apr 2014 - 03:07 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
RuthWalker05bh.jpgjpg RuthWalker05bh.jpg manage 54 K 20 Jan 2019 - 16:43 Main.Betsy881 Detail of Blue J photo
ruth-walker9.jpgjpg ruth-walker9.jpg manage 72 K 26 Apr 2021 - 02:24 Main.TLaurin Photo by IRIS 4 U Garden
ruthwalker_jb.jpgjpg ruthwalker_jb.jpg manage 71 K 06 Mar 2013 - 14:13 Main.Harloiris photo by Winterberry Iris
Topic revision: r13 - 26 Apr 2021, Harloiris
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