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■(TB) 'Aztec Indian'

1949, Buss

'Aztec Indian' ( Edith Buss, R. 1949) TB. Early to midseason bloom. Color Class-R6M. Bitone, moderate contrast between Standards and falls. Standards yellow with a faint but complete infusion of red with sparkling iridescence, Falls velvety rich dark scarlet, decorative light line the full length down center; ruffled. 'Brown Thrasher' x 'Gypsy'.

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From Edenwald Gardens catalog, 1957: AZTEC INDIAN (W. E. Buss '49) EM.38". Large, blended variegata, very bright and colorful. Ruffled, domed standards are tan-yellow with soft reddish suffusion and overlay of sparkling iridescence. Semi-flaring falls are rich brown-red and velvety. Substance, stalk, branching, floriferousness, and vigor all satisfactory. $0.75


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.

BobPries - 21 Apr 2019

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