■(TB) 'Rancho Grande'

1988, Ghio

'Rancho Grande' (Joseph Ghio, R. 1987). Seedling# 83-7-D3. TB, 35" (89 cm). Early midseason bloom. Standards mocha brown; falls honey mocha; honey beard. (('Financier' x 'Temple Gold') x 'Speculator') X 'Speculator'. Bay View Gardens 1988.

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From Bay View Gardens catalog,1988: RANCHO GRANDE, 34 inches, EM. $35.00. A magnificent bloom showing its strong Speculator heritage: Semi-flaring form, generously edged with scalloped ruffles. The domed standards are honey tan, and the wide falls are lighter toned honey mocha; a large splendid reverse bitone. Free flowering, very vigorous, with a tendency to send up auxiliary stalks late in the season. No. 83-7-03: ((Financier x Temple Gold) x Speculator) X Speculator.


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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