, R. 1955). TB, 38" (97 cm). Late bloom. Color Class-R3. Standards near old cedar; falls. near India red. 'Savage'
). Craig 1955. Honorable Mention 1955; Judges' Choice 1956; Award of Merit 1959.
| Awaiting original catalog description
| From Cooley's Gardens catalog, 1959: A new red, with a name in keeping with the impression it creates in the garden! Broad falls of brilliant color and heavy substance, slightly waved; it owes its fine form to CORDOVAN, one of its parents.
| From Fleur De Lis Gardens catalog 1963: BANG (Craig '55) M.L. 38 in. Savage x (ordovan x Molten). A large, ruffled bitone. Standards are cedar red and the falls a rich India red. A bit difficult to grow here and in some other areas but certainly worthwhile for it is a top notch red. A.M. 1960 2.00.
| A good red with more substance than most reds. It is well branched and always a good performer for us. Hildenbrandt, Lester (1965). Irises for a Beginner, American Iris Society Bulletin, 177 (April 1965) 27.
Quick Summary of Cultural Directions
| FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION
| 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.
- 21 Apr 2019
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