Iris germanica ‘War Chief’

(War Chief Bearded Iris)


$14.99


Hardiness Zones:

 3a  3b  4a  4b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

War Chief  is known not only for its rich ruby color, but also because of its incredible abundance of bloom. Tall strong stems produce four branches with 11-13 buds. War Chief has a non-fading red tone, with bright yellow beards that add extra sparkle.

Description

Best grown in humusy, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Best flowering and disease resistance occur in full sun. Plants will tolerate light shade. Good soil drainage is essential to combat potential soft rot problems. Avoid use of mulch for the same reason. Heavy clay soils must be amended prior to planting (e.g., add gypsum, coarse sand, organic matter) or raised plantings should be considered. Plant rhizomes shallowly (cover with 1/2” soil) and 12-24” apart in mid to late summer (July to early September). Fertilize lightly in early spring. Avoid overhead watering. Deadhead individual spent flowers and remove flowering stems to the ground after bloom. Divide plants immediately after flowering when overcrowding occurs (every 3-4 years).

Additional information

Common Name

War Chief Bearded Iris

Botanical Name

Iris germanica 'War Chief'

Container/Amount

1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-sun, Sun

Height

35-37"

Width

12 to 18"

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

late Spring

Flower Color

Garnet-red

Fragrance

Yes

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

Yes

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