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■(TB) 'Chico Maid'

1985, Luihn

'Chico Maid' (Walter Luihn, R. 1985). Seedling# 79-23. TB, 38" (97 cm). Midseason to late bloom. Standards pale blue (M&P 41-A-2) shading slightly deeper (41-AB-8) at base; falls pale blue (41-A-3 to 41-A-5); blue beard tipped bronze in throat; waved and lightly ruffled; slight sweet fragrance. Seedling# 77-2: ('Contempo' x 'Five Star Admiral') X 'Song Of Norway'. Keppel 1985. 1st Runner-up for the 1986 President's Cup; Favorite Guest Iris 1986; Honorable Mention 1987; Walther Cup 1987; Award of Merit 1989.

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From AIS Bulletin #257 April 1985 Introducing CHICO MAID (Luihn) ML 38" ((Contempo x Five Star Admiral) X Song of Norway). Blended palest blue, shaded deeper, with strong blue beards tipped bronze in throat. Well-branched stalks, vigorous grower. #79-23. $25.00. Keith Keppel.
AIS Bulletin #276(January 1990):15.


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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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
ChicoMaid01.JPGJPG ChicoMaid01.JPG manage 25 K 01 Oct 2014 - 03:22 TerryLaurin Photo by C&T Iris Patch
ChicoMaid11.JPGJPG ChicoMaid11.JPG manage 67 K 13 Aug 2021 - 18:18 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
ChicoMaid12BHI.jpgjpg ChicoMaid12BHI.jpg manage 75 K 15 Apr 2012 - 18:18 BetsyHiggins Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
ChicoMaid151104.jpgjpg ChicoMaid151104.jpg manage 17 K 19 Nov 2010 - 19:14 ColleenModra Colleen Modra Photo
ChicoMaid5.jpgjpg ChicoMaid5.jpg manage 52 K 06 Sep 2013 - 01:36 TerryLaurin Photo by Echo Iris Garden
Chico_Maid_Luihn_85.JPGJPG Chico_Maid_Luihn_85.JPG manage 65 K 04 Jan 2010 - 11:59 Main.Laymont+ by Dejoux in my garden : sud-ouest France
Chico_Maid_fl.jpgjpg Chico_Maid_fl.jpg manage 74 K 07 Mar 2011 - 17:25 IrisP  
chicomaid01.jpgjpg chicomaid01.jpg manage 301 K 20 Nov 2019 - 04:17 TerryLaurin Photo by Riverina Iris Farm-Australia
chicomaid010.JPGJPG chicomaid010.JPG manage 127 K 28 Jan 2024 - 03:46 TerryLaurin Photo by Riverina Iris Farm-Australia
chicomaid02.JPGJPG chicomaid02.JPG manage 70 K 26 Jun 2014 - 18:33 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
chicomaid02.jpgjpg chicomaid02.jpg manage 261 K 20 Nov 2019 - 04:18 TerryLaurin Photo by Riverina Iris Farm-Australia
chicomaid1.jpgjpg chicomaid1.jpg manage 281 K 16 Mar 2019 - 23:30 TerryLaurin Photo by Don McQueen-taken at McMillen's Iris Garden-Norwich-Ontario-Canada
chicomaid6.jpgjpg chicomaid6.jpg manage 59 K 07 Nov 2013 - 16:52 TerryLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-Jardin d'Iris de Bubry-France
chicomaid7.JPGJPG chicomaid7.JPG manage 171 K 15 Apr 2023 - 02:10 TerryLaurin Photo taken at 1986 AIS San Jose Convention by Verna Laurin at Keith Keppel's Garden
chicomaid8.JPGJPG chicomaid8.JPG manage 352 K 25 Jan 2021 - 03:13 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the 1994 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
chicomaid9.JPGJPG chicomaid9.JPG manage 268 K 02 Nov 2020 - 02:51 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the 1989 Schreiners catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r35 - 28 Jan 2024, Harloiris
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