Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Indian Chief') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Ayres
Year Of Registration: 1929
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1929
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Bloom Season: Early
Bloom Color Classification: Violet
Wine
Flower Patterns: Bitone

General Plant Information (Edit)
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Flowers: Showy
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Parentage: Cardinal X Unknown
Child plants: 65 child plants

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By bramedog
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Location: My Garden in Janesville, WIDate: 2019-05-29
By tveguy3
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Location: Enterprise, Al. 36330Date: 2014-04-08
By Seedfork
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Location: Santa Cruz Mountains, CaliforniaDate: 2013-05-01
By Henhouse
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Location: Santa Cruz Mountains, CaliforniaDate: 2014-04-19
By Henhouse
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Location: Durham, NCDate: 2017-04-09
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Location: Cisco, Tx Date: 2020-04-07
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Location: Sacramento, CADate: 2020-04-11
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Location: Sacramento, CADate: 2019-04-12
By jigs1968
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Location: southern KYDate: 2019-04-22
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Location: Cisco, Tx Date: 2020-04-07
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Location: southern KYDate: 4000-05-23
By alilyfan
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Date: 2019-05-10
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Location: Enterprise, Al. 36330Date: 2014-04-08
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Location: My GardenDate: 2014-05-10
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Date: 2014-05-15beard
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Location: Weiser, IDDate: 2015 seaspm
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Location: New Zealand
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Plant Events from our members
piksihk On June 29, 2018 Obtained plant
piksihk On November 12, 2015 Transplanted
HW- have not seen ☹️
piksihk On August 28, 2014 Obtained plant
front master bed
Zencat On May 17, 2018 Bloomed
Zencat On May 11, 2017 Bloomed
Zencat On May 14, 2016 Bloomed
Zencat On June 15, 2015 Obtained plant
From Arlyn.
VAMOJO On August 22, 2015 Obtained plant
RS-Osh
KelliW On August 10, 2018 Obtained plant
susanandrews On May 19, 2019 Bloomed
Obtained this plant from J Parkers in 2015. It was supposed to be Supreme Sultan but it's definitely Indian Chief. It did not flower until 2018 and is flowering freely again this year.
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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True Confessions 2020 by urania1 May 31, 2020 9:22 PM 31
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