■(BB) 'Chickasaw Sue'
( James Gibson
, R. 1982). Seedling #49-9B. BB, height 26" (65 cm). Midseason bloom. Standards orange-red (RHS 31A) and violet blend; falls white ground, stitched orange, red and brown on edge and hafts; bright orange (28A) beard; ruffled. Seedling #22-4A: (( 'Co Co Mocha'
x seedling #83-6B) X seedling #40-2B) seedling #X 72-4C: 'Golden Garnet'
sibling. Gibson 1983. Honorable Mention 1985; Award of Merit 1989.
| From AIS Bulletin #248 January 1983 Introducing CHICKASAW SUE-BB, M, 65 em, Plicata, #49-9B. $25.00. A crisp, clean, bright colored plicata. Fluted stands are an orange-red blend with a violet blush (31A). They are slightly open with strong midribs. The orange-red and brown speckled rims and hafts of the ruffled falls contrast beautifully with the clear white ground. Lovely and dainty blooms on excellently branched stalks with 6 to 8 blooms. Orange-red beards (31A) add to the sparkle. The 26" stalks and 4 x 4" blooms carry through the border motif. An attention getter. Gibson Iris Gardens.
| Reported Rebloom in: CA USDA Zone 9 [The 2012 Cumulative Checklist of Reblooming Iris, p. 40]
Quick Summary of Cultural Directions
| FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION
| Hardiness Zones 4-8 for most varieties, Some cultivars tolerate colder, others tolerate warmer zones (please comment in comment box with your location if this cultivar grows well in zone 3, 4, 9, or 10.)
| Exposure Prefers full sun for optimal performance, may still bloom in half-day shade
| Water: Prefers well drained good garden soil, Tolerant of dry conditions in established plants, Intolerant of swampy conditions.
| PH Prefers Neutral to basic solis 6.1 to 8.5, quite toleranr of more extreme conditions
| Fertilizer Prefers rich conditions on relatively inorganic soils.
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