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■(TB) 'Exotic Fire'

1964, Austin

'Exotic Fire' (Lloyd Austin, R. 1964). Sdlg. 1100. TB, 40" (102 cm). Midseason bloom and rebloom. Color Class R3, Carmine red self. 'Firebright' X 'Autumn Flame'. Rainbow 1964.

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From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog 1964: EXOTIC FIRE (Austin '64) + + M-40". Exotic, flaring, carmme-red bitone with prominent thick bright orange beard. Some bright violet streaking and chimeras of up to half of petal. Not only does it have extremely heavy fall bloom, but it has great potentialities as a breeder for exotic color patterns. Now shows only a good start in this direction, but this is the way these things begin. Fertile. Firebright X Autumn Flame. Sdlg. #1100. Regularly $15.00; on $20 order $1O.5O; on $25 order $8.25.
 

Culture

Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION Sort
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.


BobPries - 21 Apr 2019

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Topic attachments
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
ExoticFire11.JPGJPG ExoticFire11.JPG manage 84 K 15 Aug 2021 - 19:27 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
ExoticFire12BHI.JPGJPG ExoticFire12BHI.JPG manage 61 K 18 Apr 2012 - 18:26 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
ExoticFireBHI.jpgjpg ExoticFireBHI.jpg manage 113 K 18 Nov 2011 - 01:14 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
exoticfire01.JPGJPG exoticfire01.JPG manage 448 K 11 May 2018 - 19:06 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
exoticfire02.JPGJPG exoticfire02.JPG manage 422 K 11 May 2018 - 19:08 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
exoticfire03.JPGJPG exoticfire03.JPG manage 158 K 25 Dec 2021 - 17:04 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
exoticfire030.JPGJPG exoticfire030.JPG manage 155 K 25 Dec 2021 - 17:04 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
exoticfire031.JPGJPG exoticfire031.JPG manage 174 K 25 Dec 2021 - 17:05 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
exoticfire032.JPGJPG exoticfire032.JPG manage 191 K 25 Dec 2021 - 17:05 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
Topic revision: r13 - 26 Dec 2021, Harloiris
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