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■(TB) 'War Chief'

1992, Schreiner

'War Chief' (Schreiner, R. 1992). Seedling# T 1503-A. TB, 37" (94 cm). Early midseason bloom. Red self (RHS 185A); beards yellow. 'Minisa' X seedling# M 1005-A: ( 'Sultan's Palace' x 'Gallant Moment'). Schreiner 1992. Honorable Mention 1995.

'War Chief' exhibits Purple based foliage(PFB).

See below:

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Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.BJ SW MB Canada, Zone 3USDAWarChiefZone10B3.25.241WarChiefZone10B3.25.242Photo by Riverina Iris Farm-AustraliaPhoto by Riverina Iris Farm-AustraliaPhoto by Riverina Iris Farm-AustraliaPhoto by Ross Eagles-Diversity AcresPhoto by Exline Iris GardenPhoto by Günter DiedrichPhoto by Ogden Station DayliliesPhoto by Blue J IrisPhoto by Rainbow Iris FarmPhoto by Will Plotner-Wildwood GardensPhoto by Judy Schneider-The Shady SpotPhoto by Don McQueen-taken at McMillenPhoto scanned from the 2003 CooleyPhoto by Sandy Gessner Eggertson-Merlebleu Iris Garden-Manitoba,CanadaPhoto by SchreinerPhoto by Napa Country Iris GardensPhoto by HildenbrandtPhoto by Pleasants Valley Iris FarmPhoto by Pleasants Valley Iris FarmPhoto by te Sligte GardensPhoto by Sunshine Iris Nursery-Australia.Photo by Sunshine Iris Nursery-AustraliaPhoto by Yarrabee Garden   Iris-AustraliaPhoto by Les Jardin du Chateau Vullierens-SwitzerlandPhoto by Sara LyonPhoto by Sara LyonPhoto by Comanche Acres Iris GardensPhoto by Agyle AcresPhoto by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris GardensPhoto by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris GardensPhoto by Exline Iris GardenBetty Ann Gunther, Los Alamos, NM. 2006War Chief, Los Alamos, NM Zone 6Photo by Seagate Irises-United Kingdom


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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 - 2011-03-07

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-- EleanorHutchison - 2010-02-15
  • War Chief is always dramatic in my yard, tall and straight and drawing many appreciative comments from the neighbors. -- BettyAnnGunther - 22 May 2010
  • I grew War Chief in Zone 10B. It just bloomed 3/25/24 - very early, probably because of my climate. It is really blood red and the color is very saturated. The style arms and beards are very golden. -- OrchidG42 - 26 Mar 2024
  • Re Zone 10B 3/25/24 bloom- forgot to mention that so far, 5 buds, the stalk is short about 22 inches but it could still be growing. Los Angeles, CA 90066, full sun, planted very late - 1st week of November last year. ] -- OrchidG42 - 26 Mar 2024
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IMG_9043-X2_war_chief.jpgjpg IMG_9043-X2_war_chief.jpg manage 256 K 19 Feb 2016 - 01:03 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
War Chief 10B 3.25.24 1.jpgjpg War Chief 10B 3.25.24 1.jpg manage 1 MB 26 Mar 2024 - 04:06 OrchidG42 WarChiefZone10B3.25.241
War Chief 10B 3.25.24 2.jpgjpg War Chief 10B 3.25.24 2.jpg manage 1 MB 26 Mar 2024 - 04:04 OrchidG42 WarChiefZone10B3.25.242
WarChief02.jpgjpg WarChief02.jpg manage 70 K 17 Apr 2014 - 11:57 TerryLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
WarChief04.JPGJPG WarChief04.JPG manage 159 K 01 Sep 2016 - 15:58 TerryLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
WarChief11.jpgjpg WarChief11.jpg manage 36 K 18 Jul 2013 - 15:05 TerryLaurin Photo by Napa Country Iris Gardens
WarChief14.jpgjpg WarChief14.jpg manage 113 K 12 Oct 2018 - 02:58 TerryLaurin Photo by Sunshine Iris Nursery-Australia.
WarChief15.jpgjpg WarChief15.jpg manage 60 K 20 Oct 2013 - 21:27 TerryLaurin Photo by Sunshine Iris Nursery-Australia
WarChief16.jpgjpg WarChief16.jpg manage 46 K 05 Feb 2014 - 20:17 TerryLaurin Photo by Yarrabee Garden & Iris-Australia
WarChiefAA.jpgjpg WarChiefAA.jpg manage 39 K 20 Feb 2011 - 19:02 BetsyHiggins Photo by Agyle Acres
WarChiefEI.jpgjpg WarChiefEI.jpg manage 43 K 22 Dec 2012 - 15:21 BetsyHiggins Photo by Exline Iris Garden
WarChiefNearTree06_1.jpgjpg WarChiefNearTree06_1.jpg manage 69 K 22 May 2010 - 02:51 BettyLouAnn Betty Ann Gunther, Los Alamos, NM. 2006
WarChiefNearTree1_1.jpgjpg WarChiefNearTree1_1.jpg manage 65 K 22 May 2010 - 02:59 BettyLouAnn War Chief, Los Alamos, NM Zone 6
War_Chief_159_gd.jpgjpg War_Chief_159_gd.jpg manage 63 K 21 Aug 2012 - 18:13 IrisP Photo by Günter Diedrich
Warchief01.jpgjpg Warchief01.jpg manage 82 K 12 Jan 2015 - 21:10 TerryLaurin Photo by Ogden Station Daylilies
tb_war_chief.JPGJPG tb_war_chief.JPG manage 54 K 24 Oct 2010 - 14:49 Main.plantaddict487 BJ SW MB Canada, Zone 3USDA
war01.jpgjpg war01.jpg manage 66 K 12 Feb 2015 - 02:32 TerryLaurin Photo by Riverina Iris Farm-Australia
war010.JPGJPG war010.JPG manage 174 K 04 Feb 2024 - 13:17 TerryLaurin Photo by Riverina Iris Farm-Australia
war02.jpgjpg war02.jpg manage 64 K 12 Feb 2015 - 02:33 TerryLaurin Photo by Riverina Iris Farm-Australia
war03.jpgjpg war03.jpg manage 75 K 03 Jun 2015 - 02:36 TerryLaurin Photo by Ross Eagles-Diversity Acres
war04.jpgjpg war04.jpg manage 80 K 30 Jun 2015 - 23:39 TerryLaurin Photo by Exline Iris Garden
warchief02.jpgjpg warchief02.jpg manage 37 K 26 Jul 2014 - 02:41 TerryLaurin Photo by Rainbow Iris Farm
warchief03.jpgjpg warchief03.jpg manage 63 K 04 May 2014 - 20:54 TerryLaurin Photo by Will Plotner-Wildwood Gardens
warchief04.JPGJPG warchief04.JPG manage 271 K 27 Feb 2019 - 02:50 TerryLaurin Photo by Don McQueen-taken at McMillen's Iris Garden-Norwich-Ontario-Canada
warchief09.JPGJPG warchief09.JPG manage 331 K 12 Jan 2021 - 17:58 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the 2003 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
warchief1.jpgjpg warchief1.jpg manage 157 K 08 Jun 2016 - 19:43 TerryLaurin Photo by Sandy Gessner Eggertson-Merlebleu Iris Garden-Manitoba,Canada
warchief10.jpgjpg warchief10.jpg manage 57 K 13 Jul 2013 - 17:19 TerryLaurin Photo by Schreiner's Iris Gardens
warchief12.jpgjpg warchief12.jpg manage 30 K 12 Aug 2013 - 20:49 TerryLaurin Photo by Hildenbrandt's Iris Garden
warchief13.jpgjpg warchief13.jpg manage 83 K 25 Aug 2013 - 15:29 TerryLaurin Photo by Pleasants Valley Iris Farm
warchief131.jpgjpg warchief131.jpg manage 86 K 23 Mar 2021 - 13:53 TerryLaurin Photo by Pleasants Valley Iris Farm
warchief14.jpgjpg warchief14.jpg manage 19 K 26 Aug 2013 - 15:06 TerryLaurin Photo by te Sligte Gardens
warchief2.jpgjpg warchief2.jpg manage 96 K 09 Aug 2017 - 18:50 TerryLaurin Photo by Les Jardin du Chateau Vullierens-Switzerland
warchief5.JPGJPG warchief5.JPG manage 314 K 17 Jun 2024 - 02:48 TerryLaurin Photo by Sara Lyon
warchief50.JPGJPG warchief50.JPG manage 296 K 17 Jun 2024 - 02:48 TerryLaurin Photo by Sara Lyon
warchief9.jpgjpg warchief9.jpg manage 19 K 04 Mar 2013 - 15:42 TerryLaurin Photo by Comanche Acres Iris Gardens
warchiefSG.jpgjpg warchiefSG.jpg manage 17 K 03 Dec 2011 - 19:20 BetsyHiggins Photo by Seagate Irises-United Kingdom
warchiefdelane.jpgjpg warchiefdelane.jpg manage 139 K 26 Nov 2021 - 15:12 TerryLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
warchiefdelane1.jpgjpg warchiefdelane1.jpg manage 145 K 26 Nov 2021 - 15:13 TerryLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
Topic revision: r49 - 17 Jun 2024, TerryLaurin
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