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■(TB) 'Wizard Of Odds'

2009, Black

'Wizard Of Odds' (Paul Black, R. 2007). Seedling K89A. TB, 34" (86 cm). Early to midseason bloom. Standards bright gold, extremely variable ruby wash; style arms bright gold, variable ruby streaks; falls bright gold, random ruby red streaks and splashes, sometimes half streaked, half solid ruby red on same petal; beards bright yellow-gold; ruffled; extremely variable broken color from petal to petal and flower to flower; slight spicy fragrance. 'Pure As Gold' X 'Infernal Fire'. Mid-America Garden 2009. Honorable Mention 2011; Award of Merit 2013.

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From Mid-America Garden catalog, 2009: WIZARD OF ODDS (P.Black 09) TB Early-Midseason (34” 86 cm). There is no doubt the wizard lives up to his name. Wizard of Odds gives a strong performance where other streakers have failed. Tightly formed flowers are carried on strong show stalks with plenty of buds. Its robust growth will keep its magic going season after season. No two flowers are alike, not even close. The basic color is bright ruby red and bright gold but applied to both standards and falls in whatever whimsical pattern the wizard conjured up at the moment. Have a look at the pictures and you’ll see this is one mixed up wizard. The pod parent, Pure as Gold, is a strong rebloomer and while Wizard of Odds hasn’t rebloomed here, it has great breeding potential for both rebloom and broken color. Try it and see what your odds are. Sdlg. K89A: Pure as Gold X Infernal Fire. $60.00.


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.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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-- HeidiSoroken - 2009-12-28
  • Zone 9b, and it was the first of mine to bloom. -- WikiGuest - 12 Apr 2021
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Topic revision: r49 - 12 Nov 2022, TLaurin
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