See New TB Image Gallery


You are here: Iris Wiki>TbAthruE Web>TallBearded>TbBurningCoals (10 Oct 2023, Harloiris)Edit Attach

(TB) 'Burning Coals'

1968, Hager

'Burniing Coals' ( Ben Hager, R. 1967). Seedling T1735A. TB, Height 35" (89 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class-R3FD, Standards medium henna red; fFlls red-black. ( 'Ali Baba' x 'Glowing Amber') X ( 'Red Shadows' x 'Huntsman'). Melrose 1968.

See below:

Burning Coals (1).jpegBurning Coals.jpegburning coals1.jpgburning coals1bh.jpg


From Melrose Gardens catalog, 1968: BURNING COALS (Ben R. Hager '68) 35" Midseason ( (Ali Baba x Glowing Amber) X (Red Shadows x Huntsman). A "Novelty Shoppe" introduction, but more than that it is really a "first" in its color range; a black and red iris. Medium sized flowers have henna red standards and the falls are a solid, smooth black red. The petals are wide and held in the judiciously accepted positions. Branching is excellent. $20.00


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.

BobPries - 21 Apr 2019

Please do not enter images that are not your own without owners' permission, this is against Wiki policy

"Although the Encyclopedia is free to all, it is supported by Emembership in AIS, If you would like to help sustain this reference, for $15 you can become an Emember, click here."

Interested in Tall Bearded Iris? Please visit the: Tall Bearded Iris Society website.

To Report errors do not use comment box but contact the Iris Encyclopedia Photo Manager or Iris Encyclopedia Manager Comment box is reserved for added information about the topic.

Your Observations Are Valued. Please make note of bud count, branching, purple based foliage and bloom time, etc. Because these are affected by climate, note date, year and geographic location and write these and other comments in the comment box below.


-- BetsyHiggins - 2010-10-21
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Burning Coals (1).jpegjpeg Burning Coals (1).jpeg manage 609 K 10 Oct 2023 - 12:05 Main.davepote close up of 'Burning Coals', David Potembski
Burning Coals.jpegjpeg Burning Coals.jpeg manage 481 K 10 Oct 2023 - 12:04 Main.davepote Photo by David Potembski taken in my garden 2023, Finksburg, MD.
burning_coals1.jpgjpg burning_coals1.jpg manage 132 K 07 May 2012 - 19:33 Main.davepote Iris Burning Coals(Hager)
burning_coals1bh.jpgjpg burning_coals1bh.jpg manage 62 K 19 Apr 2017 - 20:35 Main.Betsy881 Detail of davepote photo
Topic revision: r14 - 10 Oct 2023, Harloiris
This site is powered by FoswikiCopyright © by the contributing authors. All material on this collaboration platform is the property of the contributing authors.
Ideas, requests, problems regarding Iris Wiki? Send feedback