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■(TB) 'Cher And Cher Alike'

2013, Black

'Cher And Cher Alike' (Paul Black, R. 2013). Seedling R117A. TB, 38" (97 cm). Midseason to late bloom. Standards iridescent medium lilac-purple, mid plum-brown band and bottom, intermittent gilt gold rim; style arms dark auburn and lilac-purple striped crest, violet arm, dark auburn ridge; falls velvety black, light violet veins along beard; beards large, dark marigold; slight sweet fragrance. Seedling O11XX: ('Bold Encounter' x 'Foreign Legion') X seedling N124A: (seedling J147B: ('On the House' x 'Romantic Evening') x 'High Master'). Mid-America 2013. Honorable Mention 2015, Award of Merit 2019.

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From Mid-America Garden catalog, 2013: CHER AND CHER ALIKE (Black ‘13) TB Midseason-Late 38” (97 cm). The time of ordinary standards is over. The rise of new colors and patterns is giving them greater impact and prominence. Deeply saturated amethyst standards have a shimmering satin sheen, are banded plum and intermittently rimmed gilt gold. Plush black falls are set ablaze by dark marigold beards. Strong growth produces show stalks with 3 branches and 7-8 buds. Sdlg. R117A: (Bold Encounter x Foreign Legion) X ((On the House x Romantic Evening) x High Master). $50.00.

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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.

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Cher_and_Cher_Alike_KWW.jpgjpg Cher_and_Cher_Alike_KWW.jpg manage 71 K 22 Jan 2017 - 23:33 Main.KWalker Photo by Ken Walker; Mid-America Garden, Brooks, OR; AIS 2015 Convention
cherandcheralike01.jpgjpg cherandcheralike01.jpg manage 60 K 07 Sep 2014 - 12:00 Main.TLaurin Photo by Robert Piatek-Poland
cherandcheralike02.jpgjpg cherandcheralike02.jpg manage 43 K 19 Oct 2015 - 03:05 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham-Magic Valley Iris Society
cherandcheralike03.jpgjpg cherandcheralike03.jpg manage 135 K 05 Apr 2016 - 13:57 Main.TLaurin Photo by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris Garden
cherandcheralike08.JPGJPG cherandcheralike08.JPG manage 207 K 20 Mar 2024 - 02:52 Main.TLaurin Photo by Smokin Heights-Australia
cherandcheralike09.jpgjpg cherandcheralike09.jpg manage 55 K 21 Jul 2021 - 12:30 Main.TLaurin Photo by Eugene Nazarov-Ukraine
cherandcheralike090.jpgjpg cherandcheralike090.jpg manage 102 K 21 Jul 2021 - 12:30 Main.TLaurin Photo by Eugene Nazarov-Ukraine
cherandcheralike1.JPGJPG cherandcheralike1.JPG manage 27 K 14 Apr 2013 - 11:27 Main.TLaurin photo by Mid-America Garden
cherandcheralike2.JPGJPG cherandcheralike2.JPG manage 32 K 14 Apr 2013 - 11:29 Main.TLaurin photo by Mid-America Garden
cherandcheralike3.jpgjpg cherandcheralike3.jpg manage 34 K 30 Jul 2017 - 18:39 Main.TLaurin Photo by Loktev's Iris Garden-Russia
cherandcheralike4.JPGJPG cherandcheralike4.JPG manage 164 K 11 Jan 2024 - 03:45 Main.TLaurin Photo by Kenneth Fenn-Newbridge-Victoria-Australia
cherandcheralike5.jpgjpg cherandcheralike5.jpg manage 86 K 22 Mar 2023 - 13:30 Main.TLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-Jardin d'Iris de Bubry-France
cherandcheralike6.jpgjpg cherandcheralike6.jpg manage 422 K 20 Dec 2019 - 16:46 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
cherandcheralike7.jpgjpg cherandcheralike7.jpg manage 152 K 07 Sep 2020 - 01:55 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
cherandcheralike8.JPGJPG cherandcheralike8.JPG manage 197 K 24 Nov 2020 - 22:41 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
cherandcheralike9.jpgjpg cherandcheralike9.jpg manage 1 MB 29 Apr 2022 - 12:59 Main.TLaurin Photo by Gintaras Kilmaitis-Irisu Pasaulis-Lithuania
Topic revision: r26 - 20 Mar 2024, TLaurin
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