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SPARTACUS - Item #042

Spartacus - Item #042

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SPARTACUS (AID) Introduced in 1993. A consistent show winner, this variety is an exhibitors dream. 9" blooms of a beautiful black red color that make the petals appear to be made of velvet. Petals fold back to the stem and blooms are held at a 45 degree angle on the 4 1/2' plant. If you exhibit, you will want to add this variety to your collection as it almost always brings home a blue ribbon. Should do well in exhibition.
 **This product ships in the spring.

Product Reviews

(10 Ratings, 6 Reviews) Average Rating:
Likes hot weather!
Judy Sanders (Gallman, MS) 6/8/2017 1:38 PM
I've had Spartacus for about 5 years in a large pot and he's done beautifully. Grows over 5-1/2 feet tall with reckless abandon and thrives in Mississippi's heat and humidity. Gorgeous blackish red blooms. He stays in his pot for the winter and I only bring him onto the porch when it is forecast to be below freezing.
Christine Ellin (Seattle, WA) 9/7/2016 2:29 PM
Mine always grows 5.5 feet with a ton of blooms. The color is violet not red like the picture.
Great big red beauty
Arlene Shuford (Winter haven, FL) 7/29/2015 2:04 PM
Great flower
Awesome flower! A must have!
Melissa Hunter (Calhoun, GA) 9/27/2014 8:24 PM
I have grown this one for years and it is one of my favorites! I will never do without this one. Tie this one up good.
Lisa Petch (San Lorenzo, CA) 7/9/2013 12:25 PM
I was really looking forward to see Spartacus in full bloom, I was not disappointed.