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■(JI) 'The Great Mogul'

1958, Payne

'The Great Mogul' (W. Arlie Payne, R. 1957) Seedling 576. JI (3 petal), 46" (117 cm). Early to midseason bloom. Blackish purple self. 'Miss Simplicity' x 'Imperial Robe'. Payne, Edenwald 1958. Honorable Mention 1959.

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From Edenwald Gardens catalog, 1958: THE GREAT MOGUL (Payne '58). Extremely large, three-petal, streamlined, dark red-violet flower with a slight blue-violet halo. A magnificent flower of brilliant color and graceful form poised on a tall, well branched, strong stem. Most outstanding. Midseason. $35.00


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.

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