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■(TB) 'Highland Chief'

1973, Gibson

'Highland Chief' (James Gibson, R. 1972). Seedling 18-7D. TB, 36" (91 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards blend of light Indian lake red over light mimosa yellow ground; falls rich mimosa yellow ground with rich plicata border of Indian lake red; nasturtium orange beard; ruffled, serrated. Seedling# 5-5B X seedling# 142-4A. Gibson's Iris Garden 1973.

Awards: Honorable Mention 1975.

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From AIS Bulletin #209 April 1973 Introducing HIGHLAND CHIEF '73. M. 36". $25.00. A rich red plicata on a rich yellow ground has been a combination not generally available since the famed FIRECRACKER. These large 5-1/2" x 7" blooms are highly ruffled and serrated. The standards are of light Indian lake red veins over light mimosa yellow. The falls are a semiflaring rich wide border of Indian lake red on a rich mimosa yellow ground. Beard is a rich nasturtium orange. Seedling. # 18-7D. Gibson's Iris Garden.
Reported Rebloom in: OR [The 2012 Cumulative Checklist of Reblooming Iris, p. 96]


Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

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.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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HighlandChief01.JPGJPG HighlandChief01.JPG manage 65 K 24 Nov 2014 - 21:55 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
HighlandChief02.JPGJPG HighlandChief02.JPG manage 117 K 19 Aug 2021 - 01:21 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
HighlandChief12BHI.jpgjpg HighlandChief12BHI.jpg manage 89 K 21 Apr 2012 - 18:12 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
HighlandChiefBJ.JPGJPG HighlandChiefBJ.JPG manage 95 K 21 Feb 2012 - 21:42 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Blue J Iris
Highland_Chief_Gibson_1973.JPGJPG Highland_Chief_Gibson_1973.JPG manage 66 K 31 Dec 2009 - 16:08 Main.Laymont+ by Dejoux in my garden : sud-ouest France
highlandchief01.JPGJPG highlandchief01.JPG manage 855 K 19 Dec 2016 - 14:48 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Glenn Corlew slide collection
highlandchief1.jpgjpg highlandchief1.jpg manage 46 K 29 Nov 2018 - 19:42 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sandor Szasz-Iriszkert-Hungary
highlandchief2.jpgjpg highlandchief2.jpg manage 103 K 13 Jul 2021 - 02:53 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sandor Szasz-Iriszkert-Hungary
highlandchief6.jpgjpg highlandchief6.jpg manage 531 K 26 Dec 2019 - 21:48 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
highlandchief7.JPGJPG highlandchief7.JPG manage 267 K 03 Dec 2020 - 22:03 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
Topic revision: r25 - 10 Nov 2022, TLaurin
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