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

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Jim Hedgecock
Year Of Registration: 1993
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1994
Seedling Number: 84-1-Q
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 40 inches (103 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Blue
Purple
Wine
Flower Patterns: Blend
Bloom Color Description: Dark purple standards; falls dark maroon at hafts, dark electric blue ray patterns extending to dark maroon edge
Beard Color: Burnt gold, 1" blue horn
Space Age Beard Appendages: Horns
Fragrance: Slight
Sweet

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
Fragrant
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Parentage: Sky Hooks X Soul Music
Child plants: 30 child plants

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Date: 2012-04-22
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Date: 2013-04-22
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Location: in my gardenDate: 2017-04-27
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Location: in my gardenDate: 2017-05-07
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Location: Las Cruces, NMDate: 2017-04-28Iris Mescalero Chief
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Date: 2012-04-22
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Location: My zone 5 gardenDate: 2016-06-15Beautiful
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Date: 2012-04-25
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Location: in my gardenDate: 2014-04-19
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Location: God's Garden - Atwater CADate: April 2014
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Location: my zone 5 gardenDate: 2017-06-20I can't believe I have iris and daylilies blooming at the same ti
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Date: 2012-04-25
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Location: God's Garden - Atwater CADate: April 21, 2015
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Magical Michigan 2018-Lindsay's Garden by Lbsmitty Jul 18, 2018 1:34 PM 340
Blooms 2018 by cliftoncat Jan 2, 2019 4:17 PM 2,872
Iris Time in PA by Snork Jun 17, 2017 7:46 AM 201
Bloom Season 2017 by shizen Mar 29, 2018 1:09 PM 3,789
Looking for the longest and fattest horns on an iris by TomThumb Aug 4, 2017 10:48 PM 32
Bloom Season 2016 by coboro Jun 1, 2016 6:44 PM 1,942
2016 Orders by Henhouse Oct 20, 2016 4:50 AM 2,169
Show Us Your Blooms - Spring 2015 - Part 1 by Moiris Nov 23, 2015 9:29 AM 2,013
Show us your Colors - Part 13 by Muddymitts Mar 7, 2015 2:30 AM 197
Show us your Colors - Part 2 by Muddymitts Feb 22, 2015 10:34 AM 819
Let's get this show on the road! by tveguy3 May 25, 2014 2:08 PM 1,561
Lets watch our iris grow....... by Paul2032 May 6, 2013 4:26 PM 384
Blooming Over The Last Few Days by Betja May 31, 2012 10:46 AM 321
Blooming Today - April 16, 2012 by Betja Apr 22, 2012 9:09 PM 65
What did you order this year? by PollyK Sep 22, 2011 9:56 AM 250

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