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■(TB) 'Sun Fire'

1977, Hamblen

'Sun Fire' (Melba Hamblen, R. 1976). Seedling H71-78A. TB, 36" (91 cm). Midseason to late bloom. Standards yellow-orange (RHS 16B), flushed pink at midrib; falls yellow-orange, near white center area; orange-red beard; orange-pink crests. 'Summer Dawn' X 'Hilight'. Mission Bell 1977. High Commendation 1976, Honorable Mention 1978.

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sun fire flphoto courtesy Scottie FinneyPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by Exline Iris GardenPhoto by Blue J IrisPhoto by Blue J IrisPhoto scanned from the Glenn Corlew slide collectionPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by Exline Iris Garden

References

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Culture

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.
FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION Here

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-- BobPries - 2011-03-07
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
SunFire11.JPGJPG SunFire11.JPG manage 68 K 01 Sep 2021 - 18:56 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
SunFire12BHI.jpgjpg SunFire12BHI.jpg manage 62 K 05 May 2012 - 18:33 BetsyHiggins Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
SunFireBHI.JPGJPG SunFireBHI.JPG manage 53 K 23 Nov 2011 - 16:32 BetsyHiggins Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
SunFireEI.jpgjpg SunFireEI.jpg manage 24 K 20 Dec 2012 - 15:52 BetsyHiggins Photo by Exline Iris Garden
Sunfire01.JPGJPG Sunfire01.JPG manage 51 K 07 Dec 2014 - 20:47 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Sunfire02.JPGJPG Sunfire02.JPG manage 65 K 14 Apr 2014 - 15:48 TerryLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
Sunfire03.JPGJPG Sunfire03.JPG manage 59 K 14 Apr 2014 - 15:49 TerryLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
sun_fire_fl.jpgjpg sun_fire_fl.jpg manage 40 K 12 Aug 2012 - 13:30 IrisP  
sunfire.jpgjpg sunfire.jpg manage 71 K 19 Oct 2013 - 02:22 Main.Harloiris photo courtesy Scottie Finney
sunfire01.jpgjpg sunfire01.jpg manage 76 K 29 Jun 2015 - 20:34 TerryLaurin Photo by Exline Iris Garden
sunfire1.JPGJPG sunfire1.JPG manage 942 K 10 Jan 2017 - 14:41 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the Glenn Corlew slide collection
sunfire9.JPGJPG sunfire9.JPG manage 139 K 07 Jan 2022 - 23:13 TerryLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
sunfire90.JPGJPG sunfire90.JPG manage 134 K 07 Jan 2022 - 23:14 TerryLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
sunfire91.JPGJPG sunfire91.JPG manage 130 K 07 Jan 2022 - 23:14 TerryLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
sunfire92.JPGJPG sunfire92.JPG manage 138 K 07 Jan 2022 - 23:14 TerryLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
Topic revision: r22 - 23 Mar 2022, TerryLaurin
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