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■(JI) 'Royal Pageant'

1955, Marx

'Royal Pageant' (Walter Marx, R. 1959) JI, 48" (122 cm), Early bloom. Pale mauve veined deep red-purple. 'Rose Anna' X unknown Higo. Delayed registration. Marx 1955.

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From Marx Gardens catalog, 1955: ROYAL PAGEANT $7.50 Our high regard for old Rose Anna as a breeder has resulted in hundreds of richly colored seedlings with darker veining. We selected this beauty particularly for its extra long blooming season. Among the very largest in its color class, it is one of the first to open and surprisingly remains in flower with the very latest varieties. Ground color is pale mauve sharply veined deep red purple. Dark purple styles and golden signals add interest. Well branched 4-foot stems each usually bear 6 flowers.


Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

Hardiness Zones 4-8 for most varieties, Some Japanese 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 but moist good garden soil, More tolerant of dry conditions in established plants, Needs swampy conditions especially in Spring bloom season.
PH Prefers Acid solis 6.1 to 7.0, intolerant of limy soils
Fertilizer Prefers rich conditions on organic soils.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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-- LaurieFrazer - 2010-05-03
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
royalpageant01.jpgjpg royalpageant01.jpg manage 151 K 17 Feb 2016 - 17:07 UnknownUser Photo by Tranquil Lake Nursery
royalpageant1.JPGJPG royalpageant1.JPG manage 83 K 23 Apr 2020 - 15:18 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the 1959 Walter Marx Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
royalpageant5.JPGJPG royalpageant5.JPG manage 43 K 01 Oct 2023 - 01:23 UnknownUser Photo by John Jearrard -Jearrard's Herbal-United Kingdom
royalpageant7.JPGJPG royalpageant7.JPG manage 355 K 22 Feb 2024 - 15:15 UnknownUser Photo by Walter Moores
Topic revision: r13 - 22 Feb 2024, TLaurin
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