■(TB) 'Jet Fire'
, R. 1964) TB, 44" (112 cm), Midseason to very late bloom. Standards wine red, interior white; falls white, edged vivid wine-red; bronze beard. ('Starkist'
) X 'Rimfire'
. Fleur de Lis 1964. Honorable Mention 1965.
| From Fleur De Lis Gardens catalog, 1964: JET FIRE (Tompkins 1964) M. VL. 42 in. ((Rosy Veil x Starkist) x Tropicana)) x Rimfire. The most stunning and shockingly brilliant red plicata we have seen to date; this snowy white and rich red child of Rimfire has massive, beautifully formed flowers on strong, tall, many branched stalks that carry several buds per socket, giving it a very long blooming season. The extra large flowers are heavily substanced, broad petaled and of an unusually beautiful form with tall conically domed and pointed, near rocket-like tipped standards and flaring, gently fluted falls of glistening satiny white, bordered with a bright red that encircles the falls to meet the rich orange bronze beard set on the wide richly colored haft. This same bright red color continues in a near solid pattern over the outside of the standards which retain a pure snowy white coloring on the inner sides almost to their tips thus offsetting the white style arms which are tipped bright red. A real show piece. Picture inside cover.No. 60-19A. Net 25.00
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.
-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07
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