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
Registered or introduced: 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:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Awards (if applicable):

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

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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Gardeners' Notes:

2
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RatingContent
Positive

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

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.