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■(TB) 'Fire Dance'

1947, Fay

'Fire Dance' (Orville Fay, R. 1947). TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class -Y5D. From 2 RBr plicata seedlings related to 'Firecracker'. Honorable Mention 1947.

1949 Checklist citation: Bull. A.I.S. 106:126 July 1947.

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From Fay Gardens catalog, 1947: FIRE DANCE. No. 41-12 . $15. A very red plicata whose glowing depth and richness of color commands the attention of all visitors. The flower is round and full with flaring falls; buff edged in red. The standards are heavily marked all over wine red. 37 inches tall and well-branched; vigorous and winter hardy; mid-season.
FIRE DANCE (Fay, 1947) Each $5.00. A much deeper, richer and taller Firecracker. Fire Dance is a burgundy red plicata, both standards and falls heavily marked all over with dark wine-red, the ground color buff. Flowers are round and full, the falls flaring. Undoubtedly the best in its class and it commands the attention of every visitor. A prolific bloomer, 40 inches tall. HM AIS, 1947. Shown on page 12. Cooleys Iris catalog 1952.
Fire Dance (Fay '47)—A truly impressive plicata with the rich red color of Firecracker patterned on deep yellow, but the striking thing about it was the really beautiful pattern—not just an over-all figured plicata, but the color was in a definite and most effective heavy design on the falls. The standards were richly colored; the substance was very heavy. Winegar, Nina N. (1949). Iris Time in the Rockies, American Iris Society Bulletin 116(January 1950), 68.

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Fire-Dance.jpgjpg Fire-Dance.jpg manage 190 K 22 Jan 2014 - 15:39 DavidPotembski Cooley's catalog 1952
FireDance2SG.jpgjpg FireDance2SG.jpg manage 42 K 12 Dec 2011 - 18:46 BetsyHiggins Photo by Seagate Iris, UK
firedance2.jpgjpg firedance2.jpg manage 33 K 14 Sep 2013 - 01:38 TerryLaurin Photo by Mike Unser
Topic revision: r13 - 16 Jun 2019, BetsyHiggins
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