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■(TB) 'Fire Creek'

1981, Luihn

'Fire Creek' (Walter Luihn, R. 1980). Seedling# 76-6. TB, 32" (81 cm), Midseason to late bloom. Aster violet (HCC 38), slightly lighter area around beard; poppy red beard, blending to violet at tip. ('Caro Nome' x 'Opera News') X 'Harbor Fire'. Luihn 1981. Honorable Mention 1984.

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From AIS Bulletin #241 April 1981 Introducing FIRE CREEK (Walt Luihn '81). #76-6. TB, 32" (81 cm), M-L. ((Caro Nome x Opera News) X Harbor Fire). This vibrant shade of violet seems to be compatible with just about every shade of iris in the garden, and adds a note of interest no matter where it is planted. All three of its immediate ancestors have contributed their best qualities toward its overall appeal, its pollen parent perhaps having made the greatest contribution. FIRE CREEK, like its pollen parent, has great depth of color as well as extreme width, and seldom exceeds 32 to 34 inches in height. It is charted as aster violet (HCC full 38), is wide and lightly fluted with sturdy stems and good substance. The falls have a slightly lighter area around its conspicuous beards, which are bright poppy red, blending to blue-violet at the tip. If you liked its parents, you will surely like this eye-catcher. $25.00. Luihn's Iris Garden.

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Fire_Creek_KWW.jpgjpg Fire_Creek_KWW.jpg manage 69 K 10 May 2015 - 19:39 Main.KWalker Photo by Ken Walker
Firecreek1.JPGJPG Firecreek1.JPG manage 83 K 16 Aug 2021 - 02:50 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
FirecreekBHI.jpgjpg FirecreekBHI.jpg manage 94 K 18 Nov 2011 - 15:05 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
firecreek01.JPGJPG firecreek01.JPG manage 291 K 07 Mar 2019 - 03:55 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen-taken at McMillen's Iris Garden-Norwich-Ontario-Canada
firecreek2.jpgjpg firecreek2.jpg manage 16 K 25 Aug 2013 - 20:28 Main.TLaurin Photo by te Sligte Gardens
Topic revision: r15 - 24 Jan 2023, dougchyz
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