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■(JI) 'Lorenzaccio'

1979, Paolucci/Conningham

'Lorenzaccio' (Lorenze Paolucci / Jane Conningham), R. 1979) Seedling Gamma 1001101-00111. JI (6 petals plus petaloids), 35" (90 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards heavily ruffled dark red; Falls lighter; tiny yellow signal. T. Sakata seedling X ('Imperial Velvet' x 'Good Omen'). Paolucci/Conningham 1979.

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From AIS Bulletin #234 Summer 1979 Introducing LORENZACCIO (Paolucci & Conningham). Gamma 1001101-00111. "Tars Tarkas" X (Imperial Velvet x Good Omen). Height 90 cm., bloom diameter 20-22.5 cm., 6 petals plus petalloids. Diploid. This heavily ruffled, deep, dramatic red may be the final statement in the search for an elegant, sunfast and weather resistant red. It has remained erect even during our hottest and driest summer season. $45.00. Paolucci/Conningham.


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.

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