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■(TB) 'Purple Giant'

1933, Gage

'Purple Giant' (L. Merton Gage, R. 1933) TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-B7D. Synonym: Giant Purple.

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Listing from 1943 Schreinerpurple giant flPhoto Courtesy of HIPS


Awaiting original catalog description


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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-- BobPries - 2011-03-07
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Purple Giant TB 1943 Schreiners CAT.jpgjpg Purple Giant TB 1943 Schreiners CAT.jpg manage 27 K 03 Feb 2024 - 17:25 EdenSprings Listing from 1943 Schreiner's Catalog
Purple_Giantcct.JPEGJPEG Purple_Giantcct.JPEG manage 31 K 20 Feb 2012 - 14:11 BetsyHiggins Photo Courtesy of HIPS
purple_giant_fl.jpgjpg purple_giant_fl.jpg manage 58 K 12 Aug 2012 - 16:33 IrisP  
Topic revision: r8 - 03 Feb 2024, Harloiris
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