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