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■(TB) 'Secret Romance'

2013, Nicodemus

'Secret Romance' (Barbara Nicodemus, R. 2012). Seedling# L17B. TB, 30-32" (76-82 cm). Early midseason to midseason bloom. Standards vivid purple, darker shades of purple flushed up midribs, domed, ruffled; style arms deep purple crests, flushed lighter area around midribs; falls deep purple, darker purple flushing, flaring, ruffled; beards deep purple; deep purple based foliage, slight reddish cast. 'Magnificent Masterpiece' X 'Diabolique'. Rockytop 2013.

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Photo by AIS ArchivesPhoto by Judy Tapio-Jubilee GardensPhoto by Jeanette GrahamPhoto by Jeanette GrahamPhoto by Barbara NicodemusPhoto by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- FrancePhoto by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- FrancePhoto by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France


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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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-- BobPries - 2011-03-07
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
SECRETROMANCE01.jpgjpg SECRETROMANCE01.jpg manage 55 K 30 Mar 2015 - 02:18 TerryLaurin Photo by AIS Archives
secretromance01.jpgjpg secretromance01.jpg manage 196 K 20 Mar 2017 - 15:16 TerryLaurin Photo by Judy Tapio-Jubilee Gardens
secretromance1.JPGJPG secretromance1.JPG manage 187 K 07 May 2016 - 12:37 TerryLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham
secretromance2.JPGJPG secretromance2.JPG manage 170 K 02 Jun 2016 - 18:41 TerryLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham
secretromance5.JPGJPG secretromance5.JPG manage 140 K 22 Feb 2024 - 15:17 TerryLaurin Photo by Barbara Nicodemus
secretromance8.JPGJPG secretromance8.JPG manage 260 K 25 Dec 2020 - 15:16 TerryLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
secretromance80.JPGJPG secretromance80.JPG manage 232 K 11 Mar 2024 - 19:34 TerryLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
secretromance9.JPGJPG secretromance9.JPG manage 149 K 25 Dec 2020 - 15:16 TerryLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
Topic revision: r15 - 11 Mar 2024, TerryLaurin
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