TB 36″ EM
From Schreiner’s Iris Lover’s catalog for 1957: “Derived from 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 note of massed redness. A beautiful, satisfying, and vigorous addition to our limited number of good reds.”
From Cooley’s Iris Catalog 1962″Glowing crimson red, shapely in form of flower, of good size and 36″ in height. The beard is bronze orange. Well named it provides an especially fiery clump of Garden Color.” Deeply glowing crimson red, like a greatly improved Ranger surpassing it in size , width of petal and degree of redness. Most reds are quite short but this has the much desired height and wonderfully uniform coloring”.
From Lloyd Austin’s Iris Color Guidebook, 1963 ”