, R. 1982). Seedling# 78-256V. TB, 36" (91 cm), Late midseason bloom. Bright maize gold; gold beard. seedling# 76-247N: ('Coffee House'
x ('Hi Top'
x seedling# 70-53P: (('Ponderosa'
x 'Travel On'
) x 'Peace Offering'
))) X 'Well Endowed'
. Bay View Gardens 1983. Honorable Mention 1985; Favorite Guest 1986; Award of Merit 1987.
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| From Bay View Gardens catalog,1983: SPECULATOR. 36 inches, mid to late season. $30.00. Bring the gold class to heights not seen before. Magnificently formed, large blooms with substance galore. A brilliant maize-gold self with a dap of lime undertone. Bubble-ruffled with a light dusting of lace. Vigor is weed-like and the floriferousness unsurpassed. We simply don't have enough superlatives for this super creation. No. 78-247N: ((Coffee House x (73-1222: (Hi Top x ((Ponderosa x Travel On) x Peace Offering)) X Well Endowed).
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| 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.
| FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION Here
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