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■(TB) 'Winter Giant'

1965, Austin

'Winter Giant' (Lloyd Austin, R. 1964) Seedling# 153. TB, 29" (74 cm). Midseason bloom and rebloom winter. Dark crimson self. 'Gibson Girl' X 'Savage'. Rainbow 1965.

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From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog 1965: WINTER GIANT (Austin '65) E-28". An imposing dark, almost blackish, crimson with huge, round, spreading falls, often a full 3-1/2' wide. While rather short, this undoubtedly has the largest flowers and broadest falls of any other Winter Bloomer. Should do remarkably well in mild climates. Fertile. (Gibson Girl X Savage) Sdlg. 153. Reg. $10.00; on $15 order $8.95; on $25 order $7.95.


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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Topic revision: r9 - 07 Jun 2022, Harloiris
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