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■(TB) 'Violet Harmony'

1952, Lowry

'Violet Harmony' (Edith Lowry, R. 1948). Seedling# L5-42. TB, 36" (91 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class B1M, Medium violet self; beards light yellow . 'Snow Flurry' X 'Cloud Castle'. Lowry 1952. High Commendation 1948, 1949; Honorable Mention 1952; President's Cup 1953; Judge's Joice 1953; Award of Merit 1954; American Dykes Medal 1957; Nelson Award 1967.

The early version of President's Cup was awarded from 1947 thru 1955 when the name was changed to the Franklin Cook Memorial Cup. In the AIS Encyclopedia this early award is listed under the Franklin Cook Memorial Cup which is where the above President's Cup link points to.

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From AIS Bulletin #125 April 1952 Introducing Violet Harmony. H.C. '48 (Snow Flurry x Cloud Castle). A large ruffled violet self with semi-flaring falls, closed standards and sturdy stalk. A vigorous grower with an exceptionally long season of bloom. Midseason. 40", $15.00. Lowry Gardens.
'Violet Harmony'- Edith Lowry, R. 1948). Seedling# L5-42. TB, height 36" (91 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class-B1M, Medium violet self; beards light yellow. Snow Flurry X Cloud Castle. Lowry 1952. High Commendation 1949; Honorable Mention 1952; Cook's Cup 1953; Award of Merit 1954; American Dykes Medal 1957.


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.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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-- LaurieFrazer - 2010-01-17
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