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■(JI) 'Prairie Chief'

1974, Hazzard

'Prairie Chief' (Arthur H. Hazzard, R. 1973) Seedling 770. JI (double), 32" (81 cm), Late bloom. Silvery blue-violet bitone, darker veining, dark blue-violet halo; bright yellow signal; dark blue-violet stylearms. 'Gekka-No-Nami' X unknown. Hazzard 1974. Honorable Mention 1978, Judges' Choice 1978.

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Awaiting original catalog description.


Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

Hardiness Zones 4-8 for most varieties, Some Japanese 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 but moist good garden soil, More tolerant of dry conditions in established plants, Needs swampy conditions especially in Spring bloom season.
PH Prefers Acid solis 6.1 to 7.0, intolerant of limy soils
Fertilizer Prefers rich conditions on organic soils.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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IMG_2584-X2_prairie_chief.jpgjpg IMG_2584-X2_prairie_chief.jpg manage 315 K 20 Feb 2016 - 05:58 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
prairechief01.JPGJPG prairechief01.JPG manage 1 MB 11 Dec 2017 - 14:52 Main.TLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
prairiechief010.JPGJPG prairiechief010.JPG manage 204 K 25 Dec 2023 - 15:44 Main.TLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
prairiechief011.JPGJPG prairiechief011.JPG manage 202 K 25 Dec 2023 - 15:45 Main.TLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
prairiechief012.JPGJPG prairiechief012.JPG manage 218 K 25 Dec 2023 - 15:45 Main.TLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
Topic revision: r13 - 29 Dec 2023, Harloiris
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