■(TB) 'Mercury Rising'
, R.2006). Seedling# 98-159D. TB, height 36" (91 cm), Late bloom. Standards and style arms sunflower (M&P 9-L-4); falls dahlia purple to port wine (55/56-J-12), lightly velvet textured, narrow 1/16" lighter (7-J-8) edge, 1 1/2" sunburst, darker and brighter than sunflower, faintly veined purple to tan; beards solid cadmium yellow (9-L-8/9). 'Starship Enterprise'
. Keppel 2007. Honorable Mention 2009
; Award of Merit 2011
| From AIS Bulletin #345 April 2007 Introducing MERCURY RISING. (Starship Enterprise X Braggadocio) L 36". The heat is on! Torrid bright yellow standards match the big blaze on oxblood falls. Cadmium yellow beards. Lightly waved, semi-flaring. Moderate branching. #98-159D. $45.00. Keith Keppel.
Quick Summary of Cultural Directions
| FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION
| 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.
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