, R. 1951). TB, 40" (102 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class-Y1, Bright yellow self. 'Bryce Canyon'
X 'Ola Kala'
. Fox 1953. Honorable Mention 1953, Award of Merit 1957, Franklin Cook Cup 1957
| From AIS Bulletin #129, April 1953. Introducing Foxfire. Large golden yellow, orange beard, wavy falls. Bulletin 126, page 26; "Vigorous yellow, with best features of each of its parents." Bulletin 127, page 43: "Best yellow Iris seen in Memphis last spring." Also refer to British 1952 Yearbook, page 66 and News Bulletin Region 18, page 2. H.C. 1951. Mid-season. (Bryce Canyon x Ola Kala). $20.00. E. R. FOX.
| From Iris Test Garden catalog, 1958: FOXFIRE. (Fox 1952). M. 40 inches. A deep glowing yellow of excellent form and size, this has created quite a sensation wherever seen. H. M. 1953. A. M. 1957. President's Cup, Nashville. $2.25.
| "Memphis has a new hybridizer this year, Mr. E. R. Fox of 1663 Glenview. He has introduced Foxfire, a beautiful glowing yellow, child of Bryce Canyon and Ola Kala. It is a yellow that lights up a garden without setting it afire. It has poise, shape, branching and is as lusty a grower as Memphis Belle, the kind of iris we need in our gardens." Mrs. Leo Reynolds (Memphis, Tenn.), “Notes from Region 7,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 125 (April 1952): 57-58.
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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