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■(TB) 'Firecracker'

1943, Hall

'Firecracker' (David Hall, 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.

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References:

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.

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.


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Topic attachments
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FIRECRACKER_EI.jpgjpg FIRECRACKER_EI.jpg manage 71 K 08 Jul 2016 - 11:57 Main.ruiris from the book 'The Iris' (G. Rodionenko et al., 1981)
Firecracker.JPGJPG Firecracker.JPG manage 69 K 02 Feb 2011 - 06:13 IrisP  
Firecracker.jpgjpg Firecracker.jpg manage 27 K 19 Nov 2010 - 18:22 UnknownUser Courtesy of Mike Lowe from original HIPS website
firecracker09.JPGJPG firecracker09.JPG manage 111 K 16 Aug 2021 - 02:58 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
firecracker1.JPGJPG firecracker1.JPG manage 543 K 14 May 2018 - 02:53 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
firecracker11.JPGJPG firecracker11.JPG manage 164 K 13 Jun 2020 - 02:13 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
firecracker2.JPGJPG firecracker2.JPG manage 620 K 14 May 2018 - 02:55 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
firecracker22.JPGJPG firecracker22.JPG manage 190 K 13 Jun 2020 - 02:13 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
firecracker3.JPGJPG firecracker3.JPG manage 616 K 14 May 2018 - 02:56 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
firecracker33.JPGJPG firecracker33.JPG manage 143 K 13 Jun 2020 - 02:14 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
firecracker4.JPGJPG firecracker4.JPG manage 815 K 14 May 2018 - 02:58 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
firecracker5.JPGJPG firecracker5.JPG manage 557 K 14 May 2018 - 03:00 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
firecracker9.JPGJPG firecracker9.JPG manage 486 K 20 Jan 2021 - 03:51 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1965 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r22 - 16 Aug 2021, TLaurin
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