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Shirley Temple
Price:
$18.00

Best Cut'Shirley Temple'
Origin.: (Smirnow, bef. 1952)
Group: Lactiflora
Bloom period: Late Midseason
Bloom week: 5 & 6
Flower form: Double
Height: Medium
USDA Zone: 2 to 8
Item number: 5072

Details:

Full double; large size, flower opens blush pink soon fading to show white in the sun. The color is variable with the prevailing seasonal changes and may retain blush shades in colder climate or cool spring until petals drop. The flower is of fine substance and form, petals near center often with delicate crimson highlights. Good plant habit, vigorous and good grower, a fine bloomer when mature, boasting profuse color on a large, medium size bush. Stiff, long stem carries the flower above the canopy, side buds extend bloom. Above average stem count that should be disbudded for cut flowers and exhibition. Foliage quite dark, deep green, stems and foliage with a distinct bronze red color particularly early in the season. Withstands moderate adverse weather when in flower but benefits from staking for best results. An excellent old fashion variety that furnishes fine stems for the vase and is adopt for many uses.

Awards, Best Use & Distinctions
Best Cut
®; RHS Award of Garden Merit; general garden and landscape use; perennial border; cut flower garden; deer resistant; cutter in commercial use.

Basic Growing Requirements
Full Sun. Water as needed, sensitive to overwatering and waterlog conditions. Soil pH 6.5-7. Fertile, well-draining soil.

Quantity

Species cultivar, P. lactiflora. Parentage: 'Festiva Maxima' x 'Mme. Edouard Doriat'

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