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■(TB) 'Cherry Smoke'

1977, Meek

'Cherry Smoke' (Duane Meek, R. 1977). Seedling#. 51-3-9. TB, 34" (86 cm). Late midseason bloom. Standards deep red-black; falls same, heavily ruffled; bronze beard tipped violet. 'Montego Bay' X 'Dark Valley. D. & J. Gardens 1978. Honorable Mention 1980; Award of Merit 1982.

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From AIS Bulletin #229, Spring 1978 Introducing CHERRY SMOKE (Duane Meek '78) $25.00. Deep red-black self with violet-tipped beard. Beautifully ruffled and with great substance. Fertile with fine breeding potential. ML, 34". Sdlg. #51-3-9. (Montego Bay X Dark Valley). D&J Iris Gardens.


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 - 2010-11-03
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Cherry-Smoke.jpgjpg Cherry-Smoke.jpg manage 42 K 06 Nov 2011 - 17:33 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
CherrySmoke01.JPGJPG CherrySmoke01.JPG manage 490 K 07 Apr 2017 - 12:46 UnknownUser Photo from Glenn Corlew slide collection
CherrySmoke07.JPGJPG CherrySmoke07.JPG manage 71 K 21 Mar 2014 - 14:33 UnknownUser Photo by Blue J Iris
CherrySmoke1.jpgjpg CherrySmoke1.jpg manage 38 K 26 Apr 2016 - 13:58 UnknownUser Photo by South Jersey Iris
CherrySmoke7.JPGJPG CherrySmoke7.JPG manage 65 K 21 Mar 2014 - 14:34 UnknownUser Photo by Blue J Iris
CherrySmokeEI.jpgjpg CherrySmokeEI.jpg manage 20 K 10 Dec 2012 - 14:54 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Exline Iris Garden
TbCherrySmokeDE.jpgjpg TbCherrySmokeDE.jpg manage 60 K 15 Aug 2012 - 21:58 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Donald Eaves
cherry02.jpgjpg cherry02.jpg manage 88 K 05 Jun 2015 - 02:02 UnknownUser Photo by Exline Iris Garden
cherry_smoke_46.jpgjpg cherry_smoke_46.jpg manage 73 K 28 Nov 2010 - 00:09 Main.Elladan photo by Elladan
cherry_smoke_66.jpgjpg cherry_smoke_66.jpg manage 73 K 28 Nov 2010 - 00:10 Main.Elladan photo by Elladan
cherrysmoke5.JPGJPG cherrysmoke5.JPG manage 177 K 27 Jun 2023 - 19:16 UnknownUser Photo by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-Canada
cherrysmoke7.JPGJPG cherrysmoke7.JPG manage 149 K 23 Apr 2024 - 19:10 UnknownUser Photo by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek Garden
cherrysmoke70.JPGJPG cherrysmoke70.JPG manage 154 K 23 Apr 2024 - 19:10 UnknownUser Photo by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek Garden
cherrysmoke9.JPGJPG cherrysmoke9.JPG manage 331 K 02 Nov 2020 - 03:12 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the 1989 Schreiners catalogue by Terry Laurin
cherrysmoke_jb.jpgjpg cherrysmoke_jb.jpg manage 21 K 12 Apr 2013 - 00:28 Main.Harloiris photo Wilson Banner Ranch Iris Garden
Topic revision: r22 - 23 Apr 2024, TLaurin
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