Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Schreiner
Year Of Registration: 1967
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1967
Seedling Number: V 273-2
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 37 inches (94 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Bloom Color Classification: Copper/Brown
Flower Patterns: Bitone
Bloom Color Description: Glossy rich copper red, falls slightly deeper
Beard Color: Copper red
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1968
Other: Cook-Lapham Bowl for Best Red Iris, 1970

General Plant Information (Edit)
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Flowers: Showy
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Ploidy: Tetraploid
Parentage: Gypsy Jewels X Fire Magic
Child plants: 14 child plants

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  • Tall Bearded Iris
  • Iris

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Location: Botanical Garden, Faculty of Science, Zagreb, Croatia
Date: 2006-05-19
Comments:
  • Posted by EdenSprings on Jun 26, 2024 8:48 AM concerning plant:
    'Fireball', winner of the Cook-Lapham Bowl for Best Red Iris in 1970, is the reverse sibling of 'War Lord', which won the same award in 1969.

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