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■(TB) 'Firestone'

1976, Varner

'Firestone' (Steve Varner, R. 1975). Seedling# V3111. TB, 34" (89 cm), Midseason bloom. Plum maroon self; maroon beard, brown in throat. 'Chief Illini' X 'Jewel Tone'. Illini Iris 1976. Honorable Mention 1979.

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From AIS Bulletin #222 July 1976 Introducing FIRESTONE: Sdlg. V3111, M, 34". (Chief Illini X Jewel Tone). Firestone is a glowing, smooth plum maroon-red self with the inner self beard turning brown. Four branches display this fiery jewel. Net $25.00. Illini Iris.


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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