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■(TB) 'Singing Skies'

1975, Goodrick

'Singing Skies' (Howard and Ruth Goodrick, R. 1975). Seedling# 168-2. TB, 39" (99 cm), Midseason bloom. Ruffled light blue self; dark blue beard, yellow in throat. Seedling# 119-7: (((('New Snow' x 'Lipstick') x Hall pink) x 'Enchanted Snow' sibling) x (Rudolph seedling# 65-92: 'Crystal Blaze' x Rudolph seedling# 61-64)) X 'Regal Image'. Goodrick 1975. Honorable Mention 1977.

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Photo scanned from the Larry Harder slide collection


From AIS Bulletin #218 July 1975 Introducing SINGING SKIES (R. Goodrick). TB, M, 38". This light blue self with heavy, darker blue beard, yellow in throat, resulted from breeding for red-bearded blues. Flowers are ruffled and nicely formed; well-branched stalks have seven to nine buds. Vigorous. Seedlings show blue beards. Sdlg. 168-2: (119-7: involving New Snow, Lipstick, Hall pink, Enchanted Snow sib, Crystal Blaze) X Regal Image. $25.00. Country Village Garden.


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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Topic revision: r11 - 25 Jul 2023, Harloiris
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