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Name: Deb
Pacific Northwest (Zone 8b)
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Bonehead
Jun 25, 2013 11:01 AM CST
I posted this for ID over on DG and got a tentative consensus that it is likely Crimson King. What you do you folk think? This came from my mother who may have gotten it from her mother. I've had it in my yard for over 30 years. It is tall and spreads easily - I have to divide every other year or the bloom is compromised. Very strong fragrance.

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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Jun 25, 2013 1:03 PM CST
How tall is tall ? It's(Crimson King)listed at 22", but does grow 24"-26", here for me. It's hardy, and a rampant grower, needing division quite often. Color, veneration, and beard look right. I'd say it's close enough to grow one for comparison, anyway....Arlyn
Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Jun 25, 2013 2:08 PM CST
Does one measure to the top of the sword or top of bloom? Not blooming now, so may have to wait until next year if measure is to top of bloom. The swords are 24-26" measured just now.
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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Jun 25, 2013 3:01 PM CST
Top of the bloom....but height can vary a lot with sun exposure, fertility, etc......Arlyn
Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Jun 25, 2013 3:40 PM CST
Most plants tend to be taller than their stated height for me - I think it is my temperate and rainy climate. I have learned to stay away from anything with a cultivar name that includes Collosal, Excaliber, Gargantua, Goliath, or the like as they typically end up being 10' tall and growing!
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Name: Roy
Mills, Wyoming (Zone 4b)
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Irisdaddy
Jun 26, 2013 4:12 AM CST
Bonehead said:Most plants tend to be taller than their stated height for me - I think it is my temperate and rainy climate. I have learned to stay away from anything with a cultivar name that includes Collosal, Excaliber, Gargantua, Goliath, or the like as they typically end up being 10' tall and growing!


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