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(TB) 'Dark Fire'

1949, Tompkins

'Dark Fire' (Chet Tompkins, Revised parentage, R. 1949). TB, 38" (97 cm), Late midseason bloom. Color Class-R4D. "Black" red, with brown infusion and vermilion undertones. ('Redward' x 'Cape Bon') X 'Ebony Echo'.

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From Iris Test Garden Catalog, 1955: DARK FIRE. (Tompkins, 1949). M-VL. 38-40 in. Brilliant and imposing, this is a most difficult Iris to describe. A near self of black red, it has a slight infusion of brown and a glowing undertone of deep vermillion that gives it a fiery, smoldering appearance. The flowers have good form and substance; and are well placed on strong nicely branched stalks. $3.00.
From Fleur De Lis Gardens catalog 1956: DARK FIRE (Tomp. 1949) M. Vl. 38 in. (Redward x Cape Bon) x Ebony Echo. A very large flower of dark Carmine with brown undertone and a blackish sheen over the petals. Proving to be a fine parent in red and browns. 1.50.

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