Spacing: 18-24 in. (45-60 cm) 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
Hardiness: USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 °C (-40 °F) USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 °C (-35 °F) USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 °C (-30 °F) USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 °C (-25 °F) USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F) USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F) USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F) USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F) USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F) USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F) USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F) USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F) USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F) USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
Sun Exposure: Full Sun Sun to Partial Shade
Soil pH requirements: 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic) 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral) 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
Patent Information: Non-patented
Propagation Methods: By dividing the rootball By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
Bloom Time: Late (La)
Flower Size: Large (more than 4.5" diameter)
Blooming Habit: Diurnal (diu.) Extended (ext.)
Flower Type: Single
Bloom Color: Pale Yellow Purple
Color Patterns: Eyezone
Flower Fragrance: No fragrance
Foliage Habit: Dormant (dor.)
Awards (if applicable): Stout Silver Medal Runner-up Don C. Stevens Award (or runner-up) Award of Merit (or runner-up) Honorable Mention Junior Citation
On Aug 30, 2009, rebloomnut from Cut Bank, MT (Zone 3a) wrote:
Bought from an unreliable source years back and it died 2nd year. Bought again last year from a better one and this year it bloomed with huge beautiful blooms. Nice plant and increase this year also. Am very happy with it. For zones in N it is very hardy.
On Jan 22, 2009, Mainer from Durham, ME (Zone 3a) wrote:
Very hardy in my zone but not a Late season bloomer here. Panda Bear is much later in blooming season as is Blackberry Candy. I have it in my coldest spot in my raised wooden bed and it has no problems, blooms every year and I love it.
On Mar 14, 2005, sybiltwo from Excelsior, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:
Fabulous color with wonderful habits in zone 4.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Chicago, Illinois Coatesville, Indiana Logansport, Indiana Cedar Rapids, Iowa Sioux Center, Iowa Hebron, Kentucky Lancaster, Kentucky Trout, Louisiana Durham, Maine Linthicum, Maryland Londontowne, Maryland Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts Norton, Massachusetts Dearborn Heights, Michigan Royal Oak, Michigan Excelsior, Minnesota Florence, Mississippi Waynesboro, Mississippi Piedmont, Missouri Cut Bank, Montana Auburn, New Hampshire Schroon Lake, New York Southold, New York Elizabeth City, North Carolina (2 reports) Pekin, North Dakota Macdonald, Ohio Saint Martin, Ohio Uniontown, Ohio Ephrata, Pennsylvania Freedom, Pennsylvania Conway, South Carolina Bloomingdale, Tennessee Middle Valley, Tennessee Toone, Tennessee Hideaway, Texas League City, Texas Linden, Virginia Cathan, Washington Kalama, Washington Marion, Wisconsin