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■(TB) 'Tabasco'

1951, Craig

'Tabasco' (Tom Craig, R. 1951) TB, 40" (102 cm), Midseason bloom. Yellow background sprinkled with red; fancy pattern. 'Rich Raiment' x 'Joseph's Mantle'. Craig 1951. Honorable Mention 1954.

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From Easy Breeze Gardens catalog, 1956: TABASCO (Craig '51) 38". HM '54. As hot as its name! Striking large yellow plicata with an all-over pattern of deep red. "Like paprika sprinkled over an omelet". $5.00
From Fleur de Lis Gardens catalog 1956: TABASCO (Craig 1951) M. 38 in. (Rich Raiment x Joseph's Mantle). A massive new plicata of deep yellow with an allover sprinkling of rich orange red. Strikingly beautiful. H. M. 1954. 5.00.


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
IMG_5350.jpgjpg IMG_5350.jpg manage 63 K 17 Feb 2017 - 19:42 Main.davepote Taken in my garden 2014, Reston, VA Zone 6B
TabascoDE.jpgjpg TabascoDE.jpg manage 61 K 12 Aug 2012 - 19:31 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Donald Eaves
TabascoRT.jpgjpg TabascoRT.jpg manage 30 K 22 Jan 2012 - 20:44 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Rick Tasco
tabasco01.JPGJPG tabasco01.JPG manage 887 K 30 Jul 2018 - 02:28 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
tabasco2-13.jpgjpg tabasco2-13.jpg manage 96 K 17 Oct 2015 - 23:35 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
tabasco5.JPGJPG tabasco5.JPG manage 170 K 03 Jul 2023 - 18:12 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
tabasco9.JPGJPG tabasco9.JPG manage 164 K 06 Mar 2023 - 03:13 Main.TLaurin Photo by Verna Laurin -1961 AIS Convention-Woods Garden
Topic revision: r17 - 03 Jul 2023, TLaurin
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