■(TB) 'Highland Chief'
, 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 1973.
| 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
| 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.
-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07
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