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■(TB) 'Risk Taker'

2014, Johnson

'Risk Taker' (Thomas Johnson, R. 2013). Seedling# TC222A. TB, 34" (86 cm). Early bloom. Standards light lemon-yellow, veined slightly darker; style arms light lemon; falls red-maroon, lemon bands; beards mustard; sweet fragrance. Seedling# T94A: (seedling# TX16SC, 'Girl Gone Wild' sibling x 'Stylized') X seedling# TA8A: ('Candy Clouds' x 'Decadence'). Introduced by Mid-America 2014. Honorable Mention 2018;

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From Mid-America Garden catalog, 2014: RISK TAKER (T.Johnson ‘14) TB Early 34” (86cm). Creamy yellow standards are blushed yellow up midribs. Wide and overlapping wine red falls are banded cream yellow. Beards are light gold. Rapid increase quickly creates impressive clumps filled with stalks. Nicely branched stalks with up to 11 buds. Sdlg.! TC222A: (Girl Gone Wild sib x Stylized) X (Candy Clouds x Decadence). $55.00.


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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-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
RISKTAKER01.jpgjpg RISKTAKER01.jpg manage 654 K 12 Dec 2016 - 21:00 Main.TLaurin Photo by Hugh Stout of Stout Gardens at Dancingtree.
RISKTAKER9.jpgjpg RISKTAKER9.jpg manage 126 K 02 Apr 2021 - 21:02 Main.TLaurin Photo by Klaus Burkhardt- Iris Schwertilienoase-Germany
RISK_TAKER_(T._Johnson_2014).JPGJPG RISK_TAKER_(T._Johnson_2014).JPG manage 686 K 15 Aug 2016 - 20:11 PerryDyer  
RiskTaker01.jpgjpg RiskTaker01.jpg manage 102 K 13 Jun 2017 - 01:49 Main.TLaurin Photo by Daniel Boris,Iris Du Grand Barbu-France
RiskTaker02.jpgjpg RiskTaker02.jpg manage 50 K 16 Jun 2017 - 02:15 Main.TLaurin Photo by Daniel Boris,Iris Du Grand Barbu-France
Risk_Taker_DSCF9864.JPGJPG Risk_Taker_DSCF9864.JPG manage 1 MB 09 Jan 2017 - 06:26 Main.rshadlow  
risktaker01.jpgjpg risktaker01.jpg manage 77 K 08 Feb 2014 - 02:28 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mid-America Garden
risktaker02.jpgjpg risktaker02.jpg manage 71 K 03 Aug 2015 - 01:02 Main.TLaurin Photo by Carl Boro taken at 2015 AIS Convention
risktaker03.jpgjpg risktaker03.jpg manage 101 K 22 Nov 2015 - 04:09 Main.TLaurin Photo by Robert Piatek-Poland
risktaker04.JPGJPG risktaker04.JPG manage 55 K 03 Jun 2017 - 03:20 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham
risktaker1.jpgjpg risktaker1.jpg manage 57 K 01 Apr 2016 - 20:26 Main.TLaurin Photo by Larry Lauer-Lauer's Flowers
risktaker2.JPGJPG risktaker2.JPG manage 55 K 19 Mar 2014 - 14:41 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mid-America Garden
risktaker3.JPGJPG risktaker3.JPG manage 164 K 02 Jun 2016 - 02:40 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham
risktaker5.jpgjpg risktaker5.jpg manage 143 K 26 Jan 2023 - 15:55 Main.TLaurin Photo by Smokin Heights-Australia
risktaker9.jpgjpg risktaker9.jpg manage 141 K 26 Oct 2022 - 01:37 Main.TLaurin Photo by Michaela Lango
Topic revision: r25 - 26 Jan 2023, TLaurin
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