■(TB) 'Chief Hematite'
, R. 1982) Seedling# 26-8A. TB, 36" (91 cm). Midseason bloom. Standards red brown and violet blend; falls velvety, deeper red brown, orange hafts; orange brown beard. 'Golden Garnet'
sibling X sibling. Gibson 1983.
| From AIS Bulletin #248 January 1983 Introducing CHIEF HEMATITE-TB, M & RE, Blend, #26-8A. $25.00. I would call thiS one a red blend. Standards are closely held with a brick red color. Falls are ruffled and semi-flaring, having l/2" band of same red as the stands. Center is a deep, velvety oxblood red, leaving hafts beautifully speckled with several colors. This is the only place that CHIEF HEMATITE shows its plicata breeding. Kilt Lilt was used twice in the parentage. Should be a good parent for plicata breeding. Gibson Iris Gardens.
| Reported Rebloom in: CA, MO, WA [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.
- 21 Apr 2019
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