■(TB) 'Jet Fire'
, 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 'Rimfire'
. Fleur de Lis 1964. Honorable Mention 1965.
| 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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