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■(TB) 'Smoldering Fire'

2004, Nicodemus

'Smoldering Fire' (Barbara Nicodemus, R. 2003). Seedling# D8-5. TB, 34" (86 cm), Early midseason bloom. Lightly ruffled smooth sooty black tinted red, falls velvety, flared; beards dark rusty sienna, base red black. 'Hello Darkness' X 'Epicenter'. Rockytop 2004. Honorable Mention 2008.

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Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.Photo by Sunshine Iris Nursery-AustraliaPhoto by Comanche Acres Iris GardensPhoto by Riverina Iris Farm-AustraliaPhoto by SuttonPhoto by Comanche Acres Iris GardensPhoto by Napa Country Iris GardensPhoto by LoktevPhoto by South Jersey IrisPhoto by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot


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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
BHP_6212-X2_smoldering_fire.jpgjpg BHP_6212-X2_smoldering_fire.jpg manage 119 K 21 Feb 2016 - 05:01 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
SMOLDERING_FIRE9.jpgjpg SMOLDERING_FIRE9.jpg manage 168 K 02 May 2021 - 20:38 TerryLaurin Photo by Sunshine Iris Nursery-Australia
SmolderingFire2.jpgjpg SmolderingFire2.jpg manage 83 K 18 Jul 2013 - 01:47 TerryLaurin Photo by Napa Country Iris Gardens
SmolderingFire4.jpgjpg SmolderingFire4.jpg manage 43 K 29 Nov 2013 - 19:53 TerryLaurin Photo by South Jersey Iris
smolderingfire01.jpgjpg smolderingfire01.jpg manage 244 K 24 Feb 2017 - 12:18 TerryLaurin Photo by Comanche Acres Iris Gardens
smolderingfire03.jpgjpg smolderingfire03.jpg manage 188 K 03 Dec 2019 - 14:29 TerryLaurin Photo by Riverina Iris Farm-Australia
smolderingfire09.jpgjpg smolderingfire09.jpg manage 198 K 16 Jul 2020 - 15:26 TerryLaurin Photo by Sutton's Iris Gardens
smolderingfire1.jpgjpg smolderingfire1.jpg manage 57 K 03 Mar 2013 - 20:53 TerryLaurin Photo by Comanche Acres Iris Gardens
smolderingfire3.jpgjpg smolderingfire3.jpg manage 32 K 07 Oct 2013 - 01:45 TerryLaurin Photo by Loktev's Iris Garden-Russia
smolderingfire5.jpgjpg smolderingfire5.jpg manage 162 K 05 Jul 2019 - 22:29 TerryLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
Topic revision: r23 - 06 Aug 2022, Harloiris
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