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■(TB) 'Jet Fire'

1964, Tompkins

'Jet Fire' (Chet Tompkins, 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 'Tropicana') X 'Rimfire'. Fleur de Lis 1964. Honorable Mention 1965.

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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

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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JetFire02.JPGJPG JetFire02.JPG manage 78 K 28 Mar 2014 - 03:26 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
JetFire03.JPGJPG JetFire03.JPG manage 64 K 28 Mar 2014 - 03:26 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
JetFireIG.jpgjpg JetFireIG.jpg manage 24 K 29 Nov 2011 - 21:54 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Irisgal
Jet_FireCT.jpgjpg Jet_FireCT.jpg manage 26 K 30 Oct 2011 - 17:55 Main.Betsy881 Photo by C & T Iris Patch
Jetfire_Fleur De Lis_1968.pngpng Jetfire_Fleur De Lis_1968.png manage 2 MB 11 Sep 2020 - 13:25 Main.davepote photo scanned by David Potembski from Fleur de Lis Iris catalog, 1968.
jetfire1.jpgjpg jetfire1.jpg manage 152 K 13 Jun 2019 - 11:55 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
jetfire2.jpgjpg jetfire2.jpg manage 163 K 28 Jun 2019 - 01:19 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
jetfire3.JPGJPG jetfire3.JPG manage 211 K 30 Jan 2022 - 16:06 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
jetfire30.JPGJPG jetfire30.JPG manage 228 K 30 Jan 2022 - 16:06 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
jetfire31.JPGJPG jetfire31.JPG manage 238 K 25 Jun 2022 - 18:57 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
jetfire32.JPGJPG jetfire32.JPG manage 261 K 25 Jun 2022 - 18:57 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
jetfire7.JPGJPG jetfire7.JPG manage 180 K 07 May 2023 - 20:18 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek Garden
jetfire_jb.jpgjpg jetfire_jb.jpg manage 18 K 12 Apr 2013 - 19:05 Main.Harloiris photo Wilson Banner Ranch Iris Garden
Topic revision: r22 - 06 Jul 2023, TLaurin
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