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■(TB) 'Cher'

1991, Nelson

'Cher' (Roger Nelson, R. 1991). Seedling# RN 82087J. TB, 30-31" (76-79 cm). Midseason bloom. Standards deep orchid violet (RHS 83A/B) with bright purple (77A) highlights; falls same, lighter area near bright orange red (33B) beard; ruffled. 'Dawn Light' X seedling# RN 79-3K: ('Lady' x 'Glory Bound'). Iris Country 1991. Honorable Mention 1994.

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From AIS Bulletin #281 April 1991 Introducing Cher (R. Nelson '91) TB M 31" $35.00. Deep orchid violet with bright purple highlights and bright orange-red beards. Doomed standards and wide, flaring falls, "plenty of ruffles" with well budded stalks. Vigorous and beautiful. HC'86. Iris Country.


Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

Hardiness Zones 4-8 for most varieties, Some cultivars tolerate colder, others tolerate warmer zones (please comment in comment box with your location if this cultivar grows well in zone 3, 4, 9, or 10.)
Exposure Prefers full sun for optimal performance, may still bloom in half-day shade
Water: Prefers well drained good garden soil, Tolerant of dry conditions in established plants, Intolerant of swampy conditions.
PH Prefers Neutral to basic solis 6.1 to 8.5, quite toleranr of more extreme conditions
Fertilizer Prefers rich conditions on relatively inorganic soils.

BobPries - 21 Apr 2019

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-- BetsyHiggins - 2010-11-02
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Cher061105.jpgjpg Cher061105.jpg manage 21 K 19 Nov 2010 - 19:14 ColleenModra Colleen Modra Photo
CherBJ.jpgjpg CherBJ.jpg manage 66 K 03 Feb 2012 - 14:48 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Blue J Iris
cher01.JPGJPG cher01.JPG manage 227 K 24 Feb 2020 - 15:33 UnknownUser Photo by Rene Martin-France
cher1-1-jpg.jpgjpg cher1-1-jpg.jpg manage 643 K 17 Dec 2015 - 08:06 JoelleFRANJEULLE Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
cher2.jpgjpg cher2.jpg manage 161 K 28 Dec 2017 - 21:26 UnknownUser Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
cher3.jpgjpg cher3.jpg manage 70 K 07 Nov 2013 - 17:16 UnknownUser Photo by Alain Chapelle-France
cher9.jpgjpg cher9.jpg manage 82 K 22 Mar 2021 - 02:26 UnknownUser Photo by Pleasants Valley Iris Farm
Topic revision: r16 - 29 Oct 2022, dougchyz
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