Iris 'War Chief'

Iris 'War Chief'
Iris 'War Chief'

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An award-winning, spring-flowering tall bearded iris
SKU 29706
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Key Characteristics

3 - 9

Mature Height

3.1 Feet

Mature Width

24 IN

Sun / Shade

Full Sun, Part Shade

Moisture Level

Moist, well-drained

Description / Iris 'War Chief'

Introducing Iris 'War Chief,' a stunning addition to any garden landscape. Plant these bulbs in late summer to fall, and experience an explosion of color in late spring to early summer as this tall red bearded iris unfurls its dramatic, slightly ruffled flowers.

Adorned with nonfading rich ruby red standards and falls, complemented by a fuzzy golden beard, the blooms of 'War Chief' are truly a sight to behold. Standing tall on sturdy scapes, each adorned with 4 branches and 11 to 13 buds, these irises create a striking display atop sword-shaped grey-green foliage that remains fresh-looking all season long.

Not only are the red iris flowers of 'War Chief' visually captivating, but they also serve as a magnet for pollinators, particularly butterflies and hummingbirds. Additionally, they make elegant, long-lasting cuts for spring bouquets, adding a touch of natural beauty to any floral arrangement.

As a member of the Iris germanica family, 'War Chief' boasts a clumping habit and moderate growth rate, making it an excellent choice for gardeners of all skill levels. While often grown as annuals, these irises can multiply each year when planted in suitable zones, enhancing mixed beds, borders, or containers with their vibrant presence.

Red bearded irises like 'War Chief' are renowned for their ease of cultivation. Cold hardy and adaptable, they thrive in a variety of conditions but prefer sunny to partially shady locations with rich, humusy, moist, well-draining soil. Best of all, 'War Chief' is deer resistant, ensuring that your garden remains free from unwanted visitors.

Experience the timeless beauty and effortless elegance of Iris 'War Chief' in your garden today.

Iris flowers are unique and hardy with different planting forms including rhizomes and bulbs, that make them easy to plant, divide, and multiply. Colorful options that include traditional purples and blues in addition to bi-colored varieties.

Product Details

Item Form Bareroot
Genus Iris
Species germanica
Variety 'War Chief'
Product Classification Perennials
Habit Mound-shaped
USDA Zone Low 3
USDA Zone High 9
Sun / Shade Full Sun, Part Shade
Bloom Color Red
Bloom Season Start Late Spring
Bloom Season End Early Summer
Foliage Color Medium Green
Resistance Cold Hardy, Deer Resistance
Special Features Award Winner, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Hummingbird Lovers
Uses Beds, Border, Containers, Cut Flowers
Zone 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
State Shipping Restrictions GU, PR, VI
Discount Exempt No
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