, R. 1941) TB, Early to Midseason bloom. Color Class-Y8M, 32". 'Orloff'
X 'Elsa Sass'
. Characterized as a bedding iris because of its height. Hall 1943. Honorable Mention 1943.
| From Fairmount Gardens catalog, 1945: FIRECRACKER (D. Hall 1943) M. The most brilliant plicata that I have seen. The undercolor is yellow with heavy plicata markings of glowing Burgundy red. Free flowering, good substance, medium in height. It is so bright that it stands out from afar in the garden. H. M. A. I. S.1943. R. 88 1944. 32 in. $5.00
| From Hallcroft Iris catalog, 1949: FIRECRACKER. H. M. 1943. A glowing dark burgundy red plicata, with yellow trim. The flowers have good substance, are well formed and carried on stout 32-inch stems. The depth and richness of color commands the attention of everyone. $3.50
| Additional Catalog References: Longfield 1947; Schreiner's 1944; Tell 1947.
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.
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