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■(TB) 'Chief Hematite'

1983, Gibson

'Chief Hematite' (James Gibson, R. 1982) Seedling# 26-8A. TB, 36" (91 cm). Midseason bloom. Standards red brown and violet blend; falls velvety, deeper red brown, orange hafts; orange brown beard. 'Golden Garnet' sibling X sibling. Gibson 1983.

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From AIS Bulletin #248 January 1983 Introducing CHIEF HEMATITE-TB, M & RE, Blend, #26-8A. $25.00. I would call thiS one a red blend. Standards are closely held with a brick red color. Falls are ruffled and semi-flaring, having l/2" band of same red as the stands. Center is a deep, velvety oxblood red, leaving hafts beautifully speckled with several colors. This is the only place that CHIEF HEMATITE shows its plicata breeding. Kilt Lilt was used twice in the parentage. Should be a good parent for plicata breeding. Gibson Iris Gardens.
Reported Rebloom in: CA, MO, WA [The 2012 Cumulative Checklist of Reblooming Iris, p. 40]


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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Chief-HematiteNN.jpgjpg Chief-HematiteNN.jpg manage 34 K 06 Nov 2011 - 17:34 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
ChiefHematite141006.jpgjpg ChiefHematite141006.jpg manage 30 K 19 Nov 2010 - 19:15 ColleenModra Colleen Modra Photo
ChiefHematite3.jpgjpg ChiefHematite3.jpg manage 119 K 09 Oct 2018 - 21:19 UnknownUser Photo by Sunshine Iris Nursery-Australia.
ChiefHematite4.jpgjpg ChiefHematite4.jpg manage 503 K 19 Jan 2017 - 15:14 UnknownUser Photo by Sunshine Iris Nursery-Australia
ChiefHematite5.jpgjpg ChiefHematite5.jpg manage 64 K 18 Oct 2013 - 02:13 UnknownUser Photo by Sunshine Iris Nursery-Australia
ChiefHematiteTIF.jpgjpg ChiefHematiteTIF.jpg manage 39 K 04 Dec 2011 - 20:34 Main.Betsy881 Phhoto by The Iris Fan
ChiefHemitite01.JPGJPG ChiefHemitite01.JPG manage 74 K 22 Nov 2014 - 03:06 UnknownUser Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
chiefhematite05.JPGJPG chiefhematite05.JPG manage 64 K 22 Mar 2014 - 13:13 UnknownUser Photo by Blue J Iris
chiefhematite4.jpgjpg chiefhematite4.jpg manage 50 K 30 Mar 2013 - 16:00 UnknownUser Photo by Country Delight Iris
chiefhematite9.JPGJPG chiefhematite9.JPG manage 393 K 01 Feb 2021 - 13:47 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the 1994 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
chiefhemitite1.jpgjpg chiefhemitite1.jpg manage 132 K 05 Jul 2018 - 00:45 UnknownUser Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
Topic revision: r22 - 01 Feb 2021, TLaurin
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