Fire Brigade


  • Photo by Carlos Ayento; taken at Brighton Park Iris

ORIGINATOR: Schreiner

INTRODUCED: 1957

CLASS: Tall Bearded

HEIGHT: 38"

BLOOM SEASON: Early to Mid

DESCRIPTION: Crimson-red self.

PARENTAGE: Pacemaker X Orelio

AWARDS: HM'58

PBF: Unknown

INTERSTING INFO: From the 1957 Schreiner's Iris Lover's Catalog: Derived form Pacemaker x Orelio, this shapely, glowing crimson-red might be called a much improved Ranger, surpassing this old favorite in size, breadth of petal, and degree of redness. Fittingly named, Fire Brigade will glow with a ruddy incandescence in an Iris planting, its uniform coloring achieving in the clump an unusually strong not of massed redness. A beautiful, satisfying, and vigorous addition to our limited number of good reds.