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■(TB) 'Foxfire'

1953, Fox

'Foxfire' (Edwin Fox, 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.

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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

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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Foxfire01.JPGJPG Foxfire01.JPG manage 55 K 12 Dec 2014 - 03:09 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Foxfire02.JPGJPG Foxfire02.JPG manage 74 K 16 Aug 2021 - 19:07 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Foxfire04.JPGJPG Foxfire04.JPG manage 100 K 06 Dec 2016 - 16:20 Main.TLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
Foxfire12BHI.jpgjpg Foxfire12BHI.jpg manage 72 K 19 Apr 2012 - 14:09 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
FoxfireAA.jpgjpg FoxfireAA.jpg manage 31 K 05 Mar 2011 - 20:25 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Argyle Acres
foxfire01.JPGJPG foxfire01.JPG manage 525 K 15 May 2018 - 03:08 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
foxfire02.JPGJPG foxfire02.JPG manage 450 K 15 May 2018 - 03:09 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
foxfire1.jpgjpg foxfire1.jpg manage 45 K 28 Nov 2018 - 23:45 Main.TLaurin Photo by Iriszkert Szasz-Hungary.
foxfire2.jpgjpg foxfire2.jpg manage 35 K 28 Nov 2018 - 23:46 Main.TLaurin Photo by Iriszkert Szasz-Hungary.
foxfire_fl.jpgjpg foxfire_fl.jpg manage 84 K 24 Jan 2012 - 04:23 IrisP  
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