■(TB) 'Red Chieftain'
1955, Sass Bros.
, R. 1954). Seedling# 50-357. TB, 36" (91 cm), Midseason bloom. Red self. Long pedigree, including 'Midwest Gem'
, 'The Red Douglas'
, 'Aleppo Plain'
, 'Solid Mahogany'
, 'Prairie Sunset'
X line including Loomis 'SQ 72'
, 'Flora Zenor'
, 'King Tut'
. Fleur de Lis 1955.
NOTE: Notation in 1959 Iris Checklist, p. 162 - An entry for 'Red Chieftain' registered by the Sass Bros. in 1946: "Originator says not introduced and obsolete."
| From Sass catalog, 1956: RED CHIEFTAIN (H. E. Sass, 1955) (50 357)-A beautiful red self with a touch of brown. 36 inches. $20.00
| From Fleur De Lis catalog, 1956: RED CHIEFTAIN (Sass 1955) M. 38 in.(((The Red Douglas x (Ossar x Hans Sass red Sdlg.) x (Aleppo Plain x Solid Mahogony)) x ((((Midwest Gem x Dore) x Prairie Sunset) x (Casque D'or) x (Tiffany x Orloff))) x (Tiffany x Orloff) x ((King Tut x Chestnut) x Rameses)). A very large, clean medium red with a rich lacquer like finish and lovely semiflaring form. Extra heavy substance and very broad petals. A fine parent 20.00
| Note : There is no evidence of the use of 'Flora Zenor' or of 'Pike's Peak Pink' (aka SQ 72) or it's decendants as mentioned in the quoted catalog description compared to the Registration. Yes to Dore and Ossar in catalog description and not mentioned in Registration.
Quick Summary of Cultural Directions
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| 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.
| FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION Here
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