This piece has been featured in the FAA Group "Amazing Irises".
Untouched colour/color photograph by J. McCombie.
"Indian Chief" is a beautiful, antique, tall bearded iris. Flowers have beautiful lavender standards, with gold beards and striking, velvet burgundy falls, showing a veining of yellow/white on the hafts. It is a clump-forming, rhizomatous perennial with narrow, sword-shaped, grey-green leaves and is 36-48 inches tall. It was hybridized by Ayres and registered or introduced in 1929.
Iris is a genus of 260¨C300 species of flowering plants with showy flowers. It takes its name from the Greek word for a rainbow, referring to the wide variety of flower colors found among the many species. As well as being the scientific name, iris is also very widely used as a common name for all Iris species, though some plants called thus belong to other closely related genera. A common name for some species is 'flags', while the plants of the subgenus Scorpiris are widely known as 'junos',...