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■(BB) 'My Cher Of Happiness'

2013, Black

'My Cher Of Happiness' (Paul Black, R. 2013). Seedling R189A. BB, 27" (69 cm). Late midseason bloom. Standards mid-pink, pale crystalline light ecru rim; style arms mid peach-pink; falls ivory, blended 3/4" pale butter-yellow band, light mauve veins over haft, green textured veins; beard hairs based white, tips tangerine; slight sweet fragrance; heavily ruffled and laced. Seedling P85B: ('Lipstick Kiss' x seedling L47A: ('Queen Anne's Lace' x 'LaRue Boswell')) X 'Always Lovely'. Mid-America 2013. Honorable Mention 2015. Award of Merit 2017, Knowlton Medal 2019.

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From Mid-America Garden catalog, 2013: MY CHER OF HAPPINESS (Black ‘13) BB Midseason-Late 27” (69cm.) Gorgeous form. Show stalks with 3 branches and 8-9 buds. Sdlg R189A: (Lipstick Kiss x (Queen Anne’s Lace x Larue Boswell)) X Always Lovely. $30.00.


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.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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MyCherOfHappiness9.jpgjpg MyCherOfHappiness9.jpg manage 44 K 13 Jan 2023 - 19:47 UnknownUser Photo by Trails End Iris Gardens
My_Cher_of_Happiness.jpgjpg My_Cher_of_Happiness.jpg manage 56 K 28 Dec 2016 - 19:45 Main.KWalker Photo by Ken Walker; Mid-America Garden, Brooks, OR; AIS 2015 Convention
mycher01.JPGJPG mycher01.JPG manage 61 K 01 Jul 2015 - 03:10 UnknownUser Photo by Aurora Borealis Iris Garden-Taken at 2015 AIS Convention
mycherof01.jpgjpg mycherof01.jpg manage 44 K 28 Nov 2015 - 03:39 UnknownUser Photo by Jeanette Graham-Magic Valley Iris Society
mycherofhappiness01.jpgjpg mycherofhappiness01.jpg manage 687 K 23 Dec 2015 - 04:26 UnknownUser Photo by Hugh Stout of Stout Gardens at Dancingtree.
mycherofhappiness02.JPGJPG mycherofhappiness02.JPG manage 248 K 29 Jun 2016 - 20:44 UnknownUser Photo by K. Brewitt-taken at 2016 AIS Convention
mycherofhappiness03.JPGJPG mycherofhappiness03.JPG manage 249 K 29 Jun 2016 - 20:43 UnknownUser Photo by K. Brewitt-taken at 2016 AIS Convention
mycherofhappiness04.JPGJPG mycherofhappiness04.JPG manage 154 K 16 Apr 2020 - 20:38 UnknownUser Photo by Hugh Stout of Stout Gardens at Dancingtree.
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mycherofhappiness3.jpgjpg mycherofhappiness3.jpg manage 146 K 03 Dec 2020 - 12:27 UnknownUser Photo by Paul Black-Mid-America Garden
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Topic revision: r26 - 13 Jan 2023, TLaurin
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