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■(TB) 'Whirling Ruffles'

1964, Rudolph

'Whirling Ruffles' (Nate Rudolph, R. 1964). Seedling# 63-23. TB, 30" (76 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class-B1, Steel blue self; white beard. Seedling# 61-51 ('Galilee' x seedling# 59-10) X seedling# 61-16 ( 'Galilee' x seedling# 59-10). High Commendation 1971; Honorable Mention 1973.

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From AIS Bulletin #205 April 1972 Introducing WHIRLING RUFFLES (Rudolph '72) $25.00. No. 67-36 (Pink Taffeta X 61-42: (63-29 x 61-42) x (Pink Ice x 59-55)). Midseason. 30". A clear light orchid (RHS 75C) with a white blaze in center of the falls. Very ruffled upright standards clearly show the wide lacy styles. Horizontal falls are wide and deeply ruffled and complemented by a deep pink beard. A very beautiful departure in the orchid color and form. Three well spaced branches and terminal, wtih seven buds. Substance and plant habits are excellent. Fertile both ways. Half sister to PINK SLEIGH. HC '71. Lakelawn 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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