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■(TB) 'Fire And Ice'

2012, Black

'Fire And Ice' (Paul Black, R. 2011). Seedling O15XX. TB, 40" (102 cm). Early to late bloom. Standards cold white tinted palest orchid in lower 1/2; style arms cold white; falls cold white, greenish textured veins, tan veins in throat; beard hairs based white, tips red-orange, slight hook at end; pronounced sweet fragrance. 'Cloud Berry' X 'Bliss Bomb'. Mid America 2012 Honorable Mention 2014, Award of Merit 2018.

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From Mid-America Garden catalog, 2012: (Black ‘12) FIRE AND ICE. TB Early-Late 40” (102 cm). Ruffled icy white blooms appear as elegant ice carvings set ablaze by fiery red-orange beards. Precisely branched show stalks have 3 branches and spur with 9-10 buds. It easily opens 3 flowers at once making it a great contender for 'Queen Of Show'. Husky plants help insure the stalks won't find a home on the ground. Sdlg. O15XX: Cloud Berry X Bliss Bomb. $50.00.


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.

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
FireAndIce01.JPGJPG FireAndIce01.JPG manage 114 K 06 Dec 2016 - 15:55 Main.TLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
Fire_And_Ice1.JPGJPG Fire_And_Ice1.JPG manage 151 K 29 Apr 2023 - 18:36 Main.TLaurin Photo by Paul Black-Mid America Garden
Fire_and_Ice_TB_Black___32.jpgjpg Fire_and_Ice_TB_Black___32.jpg manage 62 K 21 Nov 2012 - 11:54 Main.Laymont+ by Paul Black, Mid America Garden Oregon USA
Fire_and_Ice_stalk_TB_Black___32.jpgjpg Fire_and_Ice_stalk_TB_Black___32.jpg manage 72 K 21 Nov 2012 - 11:54 Main.Laymont+ by Paul Black, Mid America Garden Oregon USA
FireandIce9.jpgjpg FireandIce9.jpg manage 193 K 11 Feb 2021 - 13:20 Main.TLaurin Photo by Iris Oasis
fireandice1.jpgjpg fireandice1.jpg manage 531 K 24 Dec 2019 - 03:41 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
fireandice2.JPGJPG fireandice2.JPG manage 212 K 01 Dec 2020 - 22:50 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
fireandice3.JPGJPG fireandice3.JPG manage 215 K 01 Dec 2020 - 22:50 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
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