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(TB) 'Inca Chief'

1952, Mitsch

'Inca Chief' ( Grant Mitsch, R. 1952). TB, 32" (81 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class-Y1D, Mustard-tan self of vibrant tone. 'Mexico' x 'Tobacco Road'. Schreiner 1952.

"Inca Chief (Mitsch '52)-Very large flowers of burnished golden bronze, slight ruffling, nicely branched, but stalk a bit short for the size of the blooms. As a rule our sun fades this color very badly, but this iris does not fade." [“Region 15, Varietal Comments,” Advertisement. The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 134 (July 1954): 72.]

RUSSET WINGS, PRETTY QUADROON (which I preferred to Dykes Medal winner, ARGUS PHEASANT and other brown-toned iris soon made their appearance, bringing a spicy richness to the iris planting. But, it was the introduction of INCA CHIEF, by Grant Mitsch in 1952, that heralded a new era in the development of the browns. INCA CHIEF-vibrant and lustrous, bright as a new penny-introduced running and great substance into this field. With large, beautifully formed blossoms, its one fault was proportionate height and branching; a trait that can be bred out by careful selection of prospective mates, as witness, OLYMPIC TORCH, introduced by the Schreiners in 1958 and bloomed in spectacular splendor at the New York Convention. [Mrs. J. R. Hamblen, "Drama of Progress", A.I.S. Bulletin 161(April 1961): 10-11.]

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inca_chief_fl Photo by Don !McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5. Photo by Don !McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5. Photo by Don !McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5. Photo by Don !McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5. Photo by Exline Iris Garden Photo by Wisconsin Iris Society Photo by Bluebird Haven Iris Garden Photo by Bluebird Haven Iris Garden


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IncaChief12BHI.jpgjpg IncaChief12BHI.jpg manage 78 K 21 Apr 2012 - 20:12 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
IncaChiefBHI.JPGJPG IncaChiefBHI.JPG manage 404 K 18 Nov 2011 - 21:42 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
inca_chief_fl.jpgjpg inca_chief_fl.jpg manage 66 K 25 Jan 2012 - 19:24 IrisP  
incachief01.JPGJPG incachief01.JPG manage 52 K 01 Dec 2014 - 19:05 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
incachief02.JPGJPG incachief02.JPG manage 46 K 14 May 2014 - 01:18 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
incachief03.JPGJPG incachief03.JPG manage 65 K 14 May 2014 - 01:19 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
incachief04.JPGJPG incachief04.JPG manage 55 K 01 Dec 2014 - 19:06 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
incachief05.jpgjpg incachief05.jpg manage 33 K 21 Dec 2014 - 17:47 Main.TLaurin Photo by Exline Iris Garden
incachief1.JPGJPG incachief1.JPG manage 311 K 27 Apr 2017 - 21:55 Main.TLaurin Photo by Wisconsin Iris Society
Topic revision: r16 - 27 Apr 2017, TLaurin
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