War Chief Iris

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Rich deep-red blooms of the reblooming Bearded Iris War Chief (Iris germanica 'War Chief') is top to bottom a dark brick scarlet red! Top to bottom, the flags and falls of this selection is through and through saturated color! The petals are wavy and curvy and have an illustrious sheen and fragrance too!

The tall dark-green vertical spears rise up and become fantastic backdrops for the late summer bloom of these vigorous growers! Incredibly easy to grow and tolerant of a wide range of growing zones, soil types and moisture availability; Iris are perfect for novice and experienced gardeners alike!

You'll get a 15 pack of Iris bareroots, called rhizomes, that can spread and mature to a 1-2 foot wide clump, soaring over 3-feet in height when in bloom! Don't worry about needing lots of room, because War Chief stays in a neat and tidy clump that even works in containers and planters!

Planting and Application:

War Chief is perfect for perennial and cottage beds, pollinator gardens and perennial borders in the sun or part shade! Add some to a cutting garden for elegant bouquet blooms! Enhance your home's foundation with these upright low-maintenance perennials. Add rows to the back of garden borders to highlight all other plants delightfully all growing season!

Small space garden plots and containers gain height and color with these small footprint plants. Don't worry about over-crowding, because Iris rhizomes won’t mind sharing, just be sure to not let them be the ones getting smothered! They can tolerate moisture so plant them around a Rain Garden or water feature.

  • Saturated Dark Red Blooms
  • Fragrant & Vigorous Growth
  • Vibrant Green Spear-Like Foliage
  • Space-Saving Upright Growth
  • Rows, Borders, Edging, Containers & Pollinator Gardens

#ProPlantTips for Care:

German Iris loves full sun and part shade, appreciating the latter when planted in the hottest of its preferred USDA zones 4-9. Iris are highly adaptable to soil and water, just be sure to water well to get established. They also appreciate a protective layer of mulch.

  • Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Adaptable Moisture & Soil Needs
  • Mulch Well
  • Deadhead for Repeat Bloom
  • Divide Every Few Years

Rely on quality Bearded Iris rhizomes of War Chief Iris for your garden this year and gain incredible flower power all summer! Order today from NatureHills.com and we guarantee delivery right on time for fall bulb planting season based on your growing zone and climate!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

War Chief Iris Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Iris 'War Chief'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 37 inches
Mature Spread 1 - 2 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Dark Red
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Foliage Yellows