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■(AB) 'Sheik'

1976, Hager

'Sheik' OGB (Ben Hager, R. 1976). Seedling AR 2837. AB (1/2), 34" (86 cm), Early bloom. Standards fuchsia violet, veined deeper; Falls amber red, veined deeper: small feathered dark signal; bronze beard. 'Turkish Tracery' X 'Welcome Reward'. Keppel and Melrose Gardens, 1976. Honorable Mention 1977; Judges' Choice 1978; White Award 1980.

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From Melrose Gardens catalog 1976: SHEIK (Hager '76) EM 36" Seedling AR 2837: Turkish Tracery X Welcome Reward. Perhaps our hero will have "an irresistabie fascination in the eyes of romantic young women," as Webster would have it, but his hope is for a more universal recognition, for which campaign he has gotten himself up in some of the most fantanstic "duds" imaginable. Much brighter than the color range of the average ariibred, the upper half of his enrobement is aluminous fuchsia violet, pinstriped in deeper tones. Falling away from the confined waist the robes billow out full and wide in a bold reddish russet. Gilt areas around the bronzed beards are distinctly embroidered and there are dark, near black areas at the tips of the beards. One of the most vigorous and healthy arilbreds we have grown. Could it be that his wish for a wider fanship than his desert clans can furnish will be gratified? NET 25.00.

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SHEIK01.JPGJPG SHEIK01.JPG manage 62 K 30 Mar 2015 - 14:17 Main.TLaurin Photo by Aitken's Salmon Creek Garden
Sheik.jpgjpg Sheik.jpg manage 56 K 20 Feb 2010 - 20:22 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Rick Tasco
Sheik02.jpgjpg Sheik02.jpg manage 74 K 10 Apr 2014 - 19:55 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
Sheik12JB.jpgjpg Sheik12JB.jpg manage 40 K 17 Apr 2012 - 14:05 Main.Betsy881 Photo by John Baumfalk
Sheik22.jpgjpg Sheik22.jpg manage 29 K 16 Jan 2011 - 16:07 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Dolores Bates
SheikBHI.jpgjpg SheikBHI.jpg manage 61 K 16 Nov 2011 - 21:41 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
SheikJB16.JPGJPG SheikJB16.JPG manage 57 K 24 Apr 2016 - 20:05 Main.Betsy881 Photo by John Baumfalk
SheikJB17.JPGJPG SheikJB17.JPG manage 59 K 18 Apr 2017 - 16:11 Main.Betsy881 Photo by John Baumfalk
sheik09.JPGJPG sheik09.JPG manage 452 K 06 Jan 2021 - 13:44 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1993 Schreiners catalogue by Terry Laurin
sheik1.jpgjpg sheik1.jpg manage 40 K 07 Dec 2018 - 03:33 Main.TLaurin Photo by Iriszkert Szasz-Hungary.
sheik4.JPGJPG sheik4.JPG manage 760 K 07 Dec 2017 - 15:01 Main.TLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
sheik5.jpgjpg sheik5.jpg manage 40 K 24 May 2013 - 18:04 Main.TLaurin Photo from Aril Society International website
sheik7.JPGJPG sheik7.JPG manage 181 K 26 Apr 2023 - 02:06 Main.TLaurin Photo by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-Canada
sheik9.jpegjpeg sheik9.jpeg manage 166 K 12 Mar 2021 - 15:37 Main.TLaurin Photo by Paul Black
Topic revision: r34 - 26 Apr 2023, TLaurin
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