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■(TB) 'Painted Desert'

1942, Milliken

'Painted Desert' (Carl S. Milliken, R 1942) TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-S6L. 'China Maid' x 'Chosen'.

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From Carl Salbach catalog 1946: PAINTED DESERT (Milliken 1943). We give herewith the originator's description: "A flower which has brought to life the brilliant coloring of part of the Arizona mesa." With us the colors are soft buff tan; suffusion of brown at haft, violet midribs in standards and dash of violet on upper pa·rt of falls. Early mid-season. 48". Stock limited. $15.00.


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.

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Topic revision: r14 - 30 Nov 2021, Harloiris
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