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■(TB) 'Utah Valley'

1959, Muhlestein

'Utah Valley' (Tell Muhlestein, R. 1958) Seedling# W-A-D-56. TB, 40" (102 cm), Midseason to late bloom. Violet self with white area in center of falls. Clara Rees's 'Snow Flurry' seedling X 'Violet Grace'. Mission Bell, Tell 1959. Honorable Mention 1959 ; Award of Merit 1961.

In his 1959-1961 catalogs, Tell provides the identical pedigree for this variety: (C. Rees's Snow Flurry sdlg. X Violet Grace).

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From Tell’s Gardens catalog, 1959: UTAH VALLEY (Tell Muhlestein.) Midseason to Late. 41 inches. (C. Rees's Snow Flurry sdlg. X Violet Grace). Large violet self but the falls have a round white area in the center, so it is done in the manner of Pinafore Lass. Not a fast increaser. H. C.1958. No. WAD56. $25.00

Tell Muhlestein's UTAH VALLEY has long been a favorite in local gardens. Reminiscent of the older PINAFORE LASS in coloring, bright blue with a bold white splash on each fall petal, this one has substance, branching, vigor and height. Plant it as a backdrop for lower-growing kinds; time its blooming to coincide with show dates: you can't lose! Melba Hamblen, "Honors, Review and Preview", A.I.S. Bulletin 164 (Jan. 1962): 14.

From 1971 Gilbert Wild catalog: UTAH VALLEY (Muhlestein, 1959) ML. 42 in. The entire flower, with crisp, starch-like substance is large, ruffled light violet, save for a prominent white area on the falls just below the beard. Magnificent in a clump; a startler as a show specimen. Striking and unique. HM 1959, AM 1961. $1.50


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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