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■(TB) 'Roman Candle'

1975, Jones

'Roman Candle' (Bennett Jones, R. 1974). Seedling# 68-38-8. TB, 34" (86 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards orange; falls yellow; red-orange beard. ((('Frances Kent' x 'Mary Randall') x 'One Desire') x ('Spanish Affair' x Shoop seedling# 58-18: (('Spanish Whim' x (('Jeb Stuart' x 'Floradora') x ('Spindrift' x 'Floradora'))) x sibling))) X 'Rhoda Ann'. B Jones 1975. Honorable Mention 1978.

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From AIS Bulletin #217 April 1975 Introducing ROMAN CANDLE- ((Frances Kent x Mary Randall) x One Desire) x (Spanish Affair x ((Spanish Whim x «((eb Stuart x Flora Dora) x (Spindrift x Flora Dora))) x sib» X Rhoda Anne. Named for one of the fireworks we used to have for ending the day on the fourth of July. Closed, domed standards are bright, full orange. Flaring, lightly ruffled falls are full, chrome yellow, topped with a wide orange-red beard. Flowers are rich in color and of heavy substance. Strong stalks are well branched. The plant is vigorous. Arapid increaser. $25.00. Bennett Jones.


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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