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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Location: Enterprise, Al. 36330Date: 2014-04-08
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Location: Santa Cruz Mountains, CaliforniaDate: 2013-05-01
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Location: Durham, NCDate: 2017-04-09
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Location: Santa Cruz Mountains, CaliforniaDate: 2014-04-19
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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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Location: New Zealand
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Location: southern KYDate: 4000-05-23
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Location: Weiser, IDDate: 2015 seaspm
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piksihk On June 29, 2018 Obtained plant
piksihk On November 12, 2015 Transplanted
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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
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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What Historics are you growing/best growers? by UndyingLight Mar 21, 2019 9:49 PM 57
Thrivers 2019 by TBMan Jan 21, 2019 12:28 PM 18
Monty's Blue Ridge Gardens by UndyingLight Mar 22, 2019 12:28 AM 339
Magical Michigan 2018-Lindsay's Garden by Lbsmitty Jul 18, 2018 1:34 PM 340
Some Color comes to Wisconsin! by tveguy3 Jul 18, 2018 9:08 AM 686
Mary's Garden 2018 by urania1 Jul 18, 2018 10:26 AM 162
New to Irises by joannakat Jun 2, 2018 11:30 AM 31
Carolina Show and Tell - 2018 by Lestv Mar 17, 2019 3:34 PM 1,719
Companion Thread for "The Chisholm Trail" and the "Cow Town Capers" by tveguy3 Apr 4, 2018 2:44 PM 306
"Thrivers" -- 2018 by TBMan Nov 7, 2018 1:09 PM 115
Blooms 2018 by cliftoncat Jan 2, 2019 4:17 PM 2,872
2018 Orders by Dachsylady86 Jul 17, 2018 5:56 PM 1,398
Wanted: these hard to find irises by BlueFlagFan Mar 15, 2019 3:12 PM 343
THRIVE-ers by caitlinsgarden Jun 25, 2018 3:19 PM 44
Lindsay's Blooms by Lbsmitty Aug 1, 2017 3:04 AM 511
Iris germanica by Rik94 Nov 3, 2018 10:59 PM 119
Utah Iris Season 2017 by Zencat Nov 1, 2017 10:24 AM 521
My Bloomers are showing too! by tveguy3 Nov 1, 2017 9:30 PM 943
I got a box!!! - 2017 by Dachsylady86 Apr 27, 2018 2:59 AM 1,414
Carolina Iris season 2017 - Let the blooms begin! by Lestv Feb 2, 2018 10:00 PM 1,503

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