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■(TB) 'Jet Fire'

1964, Tompkins

'Jet Fire' (Chet Tompkins, R. 1964) TB, 44" (112 cm), Midseason to very late bloom. Standards wine red, interior white; falls white, edged vivid wine-red; bronze beard. ('Starkist' x 'Tropicana') X 'Rimfire'. Fleur de Lis 1964. Honorable Mention 1965.

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From Fleur De Lis Gardens catalog, 1964: JET FIRE (Tompkins 1964) M. VL. 42 in. ((Rosy Veil x Starkist) x Tropicana)) x Rimfire. The most stunning and shockingly brilliant red plicata we have seen to date; this snowy white and rich red child of Rimfire has massive, beautifully formed flowers on strong, tall, many branched stalks that carry several buds per socket, giving it a very long blooming season. The extra large flowers are heavily substanced, broad petaled and of an unusually beautiful form with tall conically domed and pointed, near rocket-like tipped standards and flaring, gently fluted falls of glistening satiny white, bordered with a bright red that encircles the falls to meet the rich orange bronze beard set on the wide richly colored haft. This same bright red color continues in a near solid pattern over the outside of the standards which retain a pure snowy white coloring on the inner sides almost to their tips thus offsetting the white style arms which are tipped bright red. A real show piece. Picture inside cover.No. 60-19A. Net 25.00
 


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JetFire02.JPGJPG JetFire02.JPG manage 78 K 28 Mar 2014 - 03:26 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
JetFire03.JPGJPG JetFire03.JPG manage 64 K 28 Mar 2014 - 03:26 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
JetFireIG.jpgjpg JetFireIG.jpg manage 24 K 29 Nov 2011 - 21:54 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Irisgal
Jet_FireCT.jpgjpg Jet_FireCT.jpg manage 26 K 30 Oct 2011 - 17:55 Main.Betsy881 Photo by C & T Iris Patch
jetfire1.jpgjpg jetfire1.jpg manage 152 K 13 Jun 2019 - 11:55 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
jetfire2.jpgjpg jetfire2.jpg manage 163 K 28 Jun 2019 - 01:19 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
jetfire_jb.jpgjpg jetfire_jb.jpg manage 18 K 12 Apr 2013 - 19:05 Main.Harloiris photo Wilson Banner Ranch Iris Garden
Topic revision: r16 - 28 Jun 2019, Harloiris
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