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: 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: 68 child plants

Common names
  • Iris
  • Tall Bearded Iris

Photo Gallery
Location: My Garden in Janesville, WI
Date: 2019-05-29
Location: Cottonwood, CA
Date: 2021-03-23
Uploaded by bramedog
Location: South Carolina
Date: April
Location: Enterprise, Al. 36330
Date: 2014-04-08
Location: Cisco, Tx 
Date: 2020-04-07
Location: Switzerland, in my garden
Date: 2017-05-17
Location: Santa Cruz Mountains, California
Date: 2013-05-01
Location: Santa Cruz Mountains, California
Date: 2014-04-19
Location: Durham, NC
Date: 2017-04-09
Location: Cottonwood, CA
Date: 2022-03-29
Location: Cisco, Tx 
Date: 2020-04-07
Location: Hobart, Tasmania
Date: 2017-10-26
Location: Switzerland, in my garden
Date: 2017-05-18
Location: Sacramento, CA
Date: 2020-04-11
Location: Richlands, NC
Date: 2022-04-15
Location: Wagga Wagga NSW Australia 
Date: October 17 2022 Spring
This my guess for the name. I am happy to be corrected
Location: my garden in Dawsonville, GA (zone 7b north Geogia mountains)
Date: 2021-04-13
Location: my Zone 7b garden in North Georgia Mountains
Date: 2023-04-21
This heirloom iris thrives in my zone 7b north Georgia garden, wh

Date: 2012-04-02
Indian Chief first bloom today
Uploaded by crowrita1
Location: Whitesboro, TX
Date: 2017-05-23
Image courtesy of The Shady Spot Iris. All rights reserved.
Location: Brooks Garden, Brooks, OR
Location: Panama Illinois
Date: 2019
Location: my Zone 8a garden in North Georgia Mountains
Date: 2024-04-10
Location: Upstate New York
Location: Sacramento, CA
Date: 2019-04-12
Location: southern KY
Date: 2019-04-22
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (May 2022)
Date: 2022-05-05
Location: New Zealand
Location: Hood, Alabama 
Date: 2022-04-24
Location: southern KY
Date: 4000-05-23
Uploaded by KatsI2

Photo courtesy of Iris City Gardens
Location: Chino Valley Arizona
Date: 2020-05-18
Location: Maine
Date: 2023-06-08
Location: Prvačina, Slovenija
Date: 2020-04-28

Date: 2019-05-10

Date: 2014-05-15
Location: Iowa
Date: 2020-05-31
Location: my garden in Dawsonville, GA (zone 7b north Geogia mountains)
Date: 2022-04-17
Uploaded by avmoran
Location: from left: 'Dolly Madison', 'Indian Chief' and 'Desert Gold'
Date: c. 1933
illustration from the 1933 catalog, Cooley's Gardens, Silverton,
Location: Panama Illinois
Date: 2021-05-11
Location: Hood, Alabama 
Date: 2022-04-14
Location: Silver Spring, MD
Date: 2014-05-14
Location: Enid, Oklahoma
Date: 2013-05-18
Location: Mount Enterprise, Texas
Date: 2024-04-14
Location: Enterprise, Al. 36330
Date: 2014-04-08

Date: c. 1937
illustration from the 1937 catalog, Quality Gardens, Freeport, Il
Location: My Garden
Date: 2014-05-10
  • Uploaded by Cat
Location: My Garden, Essex, UK. 
Date: 2024-05-05
Location: Whitesboro, Texas 
Date: 2024-04-01
Location: Weiser, ID
Date: 2015 seaspm
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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
KelliW On August 10, 2018 Obtained plant
gardenglassgems On August 27, 2022 Transplanted
From pot to Flower Garden Bed 3.
gardenglassgems On August 27, 2022 Miscellaneous Event
Located a clump in Flower Garden Bed 6.
gardenglassgems On May 25, 2017 Bloomed
First year bloom
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.
CHERYLAWILSON On August 6, 2020 Transplanted
CHERYLAWILSON On September 3, 2011 Obtained plant
From Mom, her favorite
RachaelHunter On May 5, 2024 Bloomed
RachaelHunter On April 7, 2022 Obtained plant
Adam Ramet
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