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■(JI) 'Gusto'

1954, Marx

'Gusto' (Walter Marx, R. 1954). JI, 48" (122 cm), Midseason to late bloom. Color Class-B1D, Dark-blue self, large white center and white veins. Class 3, double. 'Hisakata' x 'Catherine Parry'. Marx 1954.

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From Marx Gardens catalog, 1955: GUSTO (Marx 1954) Each $3.75. Dramatic sparkling beauty predominantly a rich shade of deep blue. Flower is crisp and ruffled with large white center and radial white markings. Upright white styles tipped blue. Four to six large blooms on 3 to 4 foot stems of ideal three way branching. No variety stands out more conspicuously in the garden. Midseason to late.


Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

Hardiness Zones 4-8 for most varieties, Some Japanese 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 but moist good garden soil, More tolerant of dry conditions in established plants, Needs swampy conditions especially in Spring bloom season.
PH Prefers Acid solis 6.1 to 7.0, intolerant of limy soils
Fertilizer Prefers rich conditions on organic soils.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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IMG_2785-X2_gusto.jpgjpg IMG_2785-X2_gusto.jpg manage 267 K 20 Feb 2016 - 06:05 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
gusto5.JPGJPG gusto5.JPG manage 30 K 30 Sep 2023 - 02:24 Main.TLaurin Photo by John Jearrard -Jearrard's Herbal-United Kingdom
gusto50.JPGJPG gusto50.JPG manage 72 K 30 Sep 2023 - 02:25 Main.TLaurin Photo by John Jearrard -Jearrard's Herbal-United Kingdom
gusto51.JPGJPG gusto51.JPG manage 131 K 30 Sep 2023 - 02:25 Main.TLaurin Photo by John Jearrard -Jearrard's Herbal-United Kingdom
Topic revision: r13 - 11 Nov 2023, TLaurin
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