Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Sun Fire') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Melba Hamblen
Year Of Registration: 1976
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1977
Seedling Number: H71-78A
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 36 inches (91 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Mid Late
Late
Bloom Color Classification: Orange
Pink
Yellow
Flower Patterns: Blend
Bloom Color Description: Yellow orange standards, flushed pink at midrib; yellow orange falls, near white center area
Beard Color: Orange red
Style Arm Color: Orange pink
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1978

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
Parentage: Summer Dawn X Hilight
Child plants: 35 child plants

Photo courtesy of Blue J Iris. Used with permission.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Mid-America Surplus Sale by cbunny41 Sep 23, 2019 10:47 AM 105
My Enchanted Garden 2019 by Dachsylady86 Oct 6, 2019 6:56 PM 444
I got a box! 2019 by evelyninthegarden Dec 12, 2019 12:19 AM 525
My 2019 Northern Blooms by Lbsmitty Jun 29, 2019 10:06 PM 199
Newbie planning an iris bed by julieseward1 May 12, 2019 4:18 PM 34
Zone7 bloom 2019 by arilbred May 14, 2019 8:44 AM 32
California Dreaming.... by evelyninthegarden Feb 21, 2020 3:47 PM 1,077
Bonnie's Bloomers a.k.a. Fellowship of the Garden by grannysgarden Feb 8, 2020 3:13 PM 1,402
Napa Iris - What Painters' Irises do you have? New orders? by evelyninthegarden Apr 15, 2019 5:13 PM 46
2018 Seedlings by ARUBA1334 May 23, 2019 11:22 PM 698
Blooms 2019 by cliftoncat Jan 6, 2020 11:00 PM 2,564
2019 Orders Already! by LizinElizabeth Jun 25, 2019 7:21 AM 833
Monty's Blue Ridge Gardens by UndyingLight Dec 27, 2019 8:24 AM 723
Mid-America Clearance Sale by Dachsylady86 Sep 29, 2018 5:05 PM 80
Is it okay to cut back iris leaves now? Or is it too early? by SonoveShakespeare Jul 15, 2019 8:56 PM 43
2018 ........i got a box!!!😁😍 by shizen Mar 15, 2019 3:12 PM 1,448
red beard (not orange) on a dark purple, dark blue, black, or near blavk self by DaisyDo Sep 2, 2019 7:17 AM 35
Your Best Bloomers 2018 by urania1 Jun 10, 2018 9:03 PM 59
My Enchanted Garden 2018 by Dachsylady86 Mar 28, 2019 7:04 PM 716
Carolina Show and Tell - 2018 by Lestv Mar 17, 2019 3:34 PM 1,719

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