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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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