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PlantFiles: Border Bearded Iris
Iris 'Chickasaw Sue'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Chickasaw Sue
Hybridized by Gibson; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1982

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Class:
Border Bearded (BB)

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Red-Orange
Violet/Lavender
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Midseason (M)

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Cheesy On Jun 21, 2008, Cheesy from West Bend, WI wrote:

Chickasaw Sue is such a reliable grower/bloomer for me. And the pattern is really gorgeous. I find myself walking past the clump over and over and studying it. One of the absolute BEST border beardeds ever created. I would always want this one in my garden.

Positive rh3708 On Dec 1, 2004, rh3708 from Westmoreland, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

Mom got me this one i like it and wish i could find another color to complement it.
I have got to go by moms and raid her garden.
Thats were it came from so i know i will find what i need.
Thanks to mom and her garden.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Manhattan, Kansas (2 reports)
Weatherby, Missouri
Salem, New Jersey
Buffalo, New York
Grants Pass, Oregon
Celina, Tennessee
Germantown, Tennessee
Greeneville, Tennessee
Lafayette, Tennessee
Sweetwater, Tennessee
Winnsboro, Texas
Salt Lake City, Utah
Chewelah, Washington



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