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■(TB) 'Tall Chief'

1956, DeForest

'Tall Chief' (Fred DeForest, R. 1955). Seedling# 53-59. TB, 38-40" (97-101cm). Midseason bloom. Red self. Seedling: ('Argus Pheasant' x 'Garden Glory') X seedling: ('Lockwood' x 'General Patton'). Irisnoll 1956. Honorable Mention 1957.

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Tall Chief.JPGTall Chief fl.jpgtallchief9.JPG

References:

From Walter Marx Gardens catalog 1962: TALLCHIEF (Deforest 1956) Each 3.00. This brilliant red self with its orange beard is really a step forward in search for the true red iris. Just about the finest red iris, in our opinion. HM 1957.
 

Culture

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.
FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION Here

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-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07
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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Tall_Chief.JPGJPG Tall_Chief.JPG manage 97 K 24 May 2017 - 15:53 Main.davepote Taken in my garden 2017, Finksburg, MD Zone 6B
Tall_Chief_fl.jpgjpg Tall_Chief_fl.jpg manage 40 K 12 Aug 2012 - 04:41 IrisP  
tallchief9.JPGJPG tallchief9.JPG manage 333 K 19 Jan 2021 - 15:30 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1965 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r12 - 19 Jan 2021, Harloiris
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