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■(TB) 'Arab Chief'

1944, Whiting

'Arab Chief' ( Mrs. C. Whiting, R. 1942) Seedling 41-75, TB, 36", Midseason late bloom, Color Class-R4M. 'Raejean' x 'Garden Magic'. Spice fragrance. Whiting(Maple Valley) 1944. Honorable Mention 1946.

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From Maple Valley Iris Garden catalog, 1944: ARAB CHIEF—4175 (Raejean x Garden Magic) V. Late. 36 in. An iris of rich and brilliant coloring—very near to burnt orange. It is a pure self of intense color value, of large size, pleasing form and has exceptionally vigorous growing and blooming habits. $10.00.
"Arab Chief (Whiting '44) was not in bloom in the Long Gardens but came out later in mine and I have grown it in Omaha and seen it in the Whiting Gardens. It is late and tall and brings its glowing burnt orange hue to the garden after most things have finished, so is doubly welcome. It is generous with its bloom and its brilliant color never fails to bring comments." David R. Kinnish, O. S. B., (Kansas), “In Kansas, Missouri and Illinois,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 107, “Iris Ramblings” (October 1947): 39.
From Cooley's Gardens catalog, 1946: An iris of rich and brilliant coloring, very near to burnt orange in effect. It is a pure self of intense color value, of large size, pleasing form, and has exceptionally vigorous growing and blooming habits.
Sold from the following catalogs: Cooley's 1946; Maple Valley 1944; Tell 1947.


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.

BobPries - 21 Apr 2019

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