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■(TB) 'Cherished Friendship'

2000, Hager by DuBose

'Cherished Friendship' (Ben Hager, deceased, by Sidney DuBose, R. 2000). Seedling# T5358EaRsPr. TB 36" (91 cm). Early to midseason bloom. Standards rose purple; style arms purple; falls rose purple, edged deeper, lighter bluish rose around yellow beard; slight spicy sweet fragrance. 'Silverado' X 'Tinted Crystal'. Cooley 2000.

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Cherished FriendshipPhoto by Betty Jacobs. Picture taken at CooleyPhoto by C   T Iris PatchPhoto by John BrucePhoto by Martha RhoadesPhoto by Betty Jacobs. Picture taken at CooleyPhoto scanned from the 2003 CooleyPhoto by Sunshine Iris Nursery-AustraliaTaken at the AIS 2004 Convention in Fresno, CA


Awaiting original catalog description.


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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-- MichaelGreenfield - 2009-12-30
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
2021 cheerished friendship.jpgjpg 2021 cheerished friendship.jpg manage 112 K 30 Jul 2021 - 03:23 MarthaRhoades Cherished Friendship
CFr2.JPGJPG CFr2.JPG manage 69 K 15 Apr 2010 - 04:25 Main.bjacobs Photo by Betty Jacobs. Picture taken at Cooley's Gardens.
Cherished-FriendshipCT.jpgjpg Cherished-FriendshipCT.jpg manage 51 K 28 Oct 2011 - 18:14 BetsyHiggins Photo by C & T Iris Patch
CherishedFriendship1.JPGJPG CherishedFriendship1.JPG manage 68 K 15 Apr 2010 - 04:23 Main.bjacobs Photo by Betty Jacobs. Picture taken at Cooley's Gardens.
CherishedFriendship9.jpgjpg CherishedFriendship9.jpg manage 259 K 28 Apr 2021 - 22:13 TerryLaurin Photo by Sunshine Iris Nursery-Australia
Cherished_Friendship.jpgjpg Cherished_Friendship.jpg manage 35 K 30 Dec 2009 - 04:20 MichaelGreenfield Photo by John Bruce
TbCherishedFriendship_by_JanLauritzen.jpgjpg TbCherishedFriendship_by_JanLauritzen.jpg manage 68 K 11 Mar 2010 - 07:27 Main.janlauritzen Taken at the AIS 2004 Convention in Fresno, CA
cherishedfriends8.JPGJPG cherishedfriends8.JPG manage 181 K 19 Jun 2024 - 02:14 TerryLaurin Photo by Martha Rhoades
cherishedfriendship9.JPGJPG cherishedfriendship9.JPG manage 344 K 14 Jan 2021 - 12:10 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the 2003 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r17 - 19 Jun 2024, TerryLaurin
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