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■(TB) 'Hell's Fire'

1976, Roberts

'Hell's Fire' (Sanford Roberts, R. 1976). Seedling# R68-118-3. TB, 36" (91 cm), Early to midseason bloom and re-bloom. Standards ruffled black-red (near RHS 187A), lighter variation shot thru midrib, no striations; falls darker black-red; dark bronze beard. Seedling# 64-1-3: ('Lois Craig' x 'Edenite') X seedling# 67-40: ('Adam' x 'Edenite'). Cordon Bleu 1976. Honorable Mention 1978.

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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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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Hells-FireNN.jpgjpg Hells-FireNN.jpg manage 34 K 07 Nov 2011 - 22:36 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
HellsFire01.jpgjpg HellsFire01.jpg manage 61 K 06 Apr 2015 - 21:40 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the John Weiler slide collection
HellsFire11.JPGJPG HellsFire11.JPG manage 94 K 18 Aug 2021 - 19:30 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
HellsFire12BHI.jpgjpg HellsFire12BHI.jpg manage 73 K 21 Apr 2012 - 17:10 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
HellsFire4.jpgjpg HellsFire4.jpg manage 39 K 28 Nov 2013 - 22:42 Main.TLaurin Photo by South Jersey Iris
HellsFire5.jpgjpg HellsFire5.jpg manage 45 K 03 Feb 2014 - 16:29 Main.TLaurin Photo by Yarrabee Garden & Iris-Australia
HellsFireIF.jpgjpg HellsFireIF.jpg manage 45 K 28 Nov 2011 - 18:24 Main.Betsy881 Photo from The Iris Farm
hellsfire01.jpgjpg hellsfire01.jpg manage 135 K 06 Apr 2017 - 15:06 Main.TLaurin Photo by Ross Eagles-Diversity Acres
hellsfire02.JPGJPG hellsfire02.JPG manage 118 K 13 May 2014 - 02:42 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen-taken at McMillen's Iris Garden-Norwich-Ontario-Canada
hellsfire03.jpgjpg hellsfire03.jpg manage 72 K 06 Jun 2014 - 19:38 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
hellsfire04.jpgjpg hellsfire04.jpg manage 68 K 19 Nov 2014 - 14:07 Main.TLaurin Photo by Riverina Iris Farm-Australia
hellsfire05.jpgjpg hellsfire05.jpg manage 377 K 28 Nov 2019 - 03:33 Main.TLaurin Photo by Riverina Iris Farm-Australia
hellsfire09.jpgjpg hellsfire09.jpg manage 204 K 27 Jul 2020 - 21:18 Main.TLaurin Photo by Riley Probst-Fleur De Lis Garden
hellsfire1.jpgjpg hellsfire1.jpg manage 45 K 29 Nov 2018 - 16:38 Main.TLaurin Photo by Iriszkert Szasz-Hungary.
hellsfire4.jpgjpg hellsfire4.jpg manage 81 K 04 Feb 2019 - 19:04 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mooiplaas Iris & Dayliles-South Africa.
hellsfire5.jpgjpg hellsfire5.jpg manage 47 K 04 Feb 2019 - 19:05 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mooiplaas Iris & Dayliles-South Africa.
Topic revision: r27 - 08 Jul 2023, Harloiris
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