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■(TB) 'Zuni'

1931, Ayres

'Zuni' (Dr. Wylie M. Ayres, 1931). TB. Early bloom. Color Class S6D.

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ZUNI. A glorious, glowing red-brown, overlaid with a coppery suffusion. Very early, but with so many buds to the stalk that it lasts well into the season. The falls are a brilliant red when seen with the sun's ray through them, and the standards seem as if sprinkled with gold dust. This is one of the most outstanding new varieties seen in the writer's tour of over 10,000 miles the past blooming season. Large in size, well branched, and about 40 inches in height. Each $8.00; three for $20.00 [Cooley's Wholesale pricelist, 1932]


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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Topic revision: r9 - 21 Feb 2021, Harloiris
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