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PlantFiles: Border Bearded Iris
Iris 'Chickasaw Sue'

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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Border Bearded (BB)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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

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

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

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Midseason (M)


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:

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

Awards (if applicable):
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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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.


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

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Manhattan, Kansas (2 reports)
Weatherby, Missouri
Salem, New Jersey
Harris Hill, New York
Harbeck-fruitdale, Oregon
Celina, Tennessee
Germantown, Tennessee
Greeneville, Tennessee
Lafayette, Tennessee
Sweetwater, Tennessee
Winnsboro, Texas
West Valley City, Utah
Chewelah, Washington

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