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■(TB) 'Cherie'

1947, Hall

'Cherie' (David Hall, R. 1945) TB, 34, Early bloom. Color Class-R4L, from two flamingo pink seedlings. Hallcroft 1948. Highly Commended 1945; Honorable Mention 1947; Award of Merit 1949; American Dykes Medal 1951.

1949 Checklist citations: Bull. A.I.S. 106:126 July 1947; Bull. A.I.S. 115:5 Oct. 1949.

Additional nursery catalog references where this iris was sold: Rainbow 1958.

See below:

CooleyPhoto from Mike LoweCheriepage 24 of 1953 Tom Craig catalogPhoto scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collectionPhoto by Judy Schneider-The Shady SpotPhoto scanned from the 1957 Schreiners catalogue by Terry LaurinPhoto by NolaPhoto by NolaPhoto by Iris City Gardens


There was another TB Cherie registered by Charles Gersdorff in 1934. See 'Cherie'. (1939 cklist: 160). Its description was TB-M-R7M, ' Ch'enyaun' x ' Golden Heart', never introduced. It was declared obsolete in the 1949 cklist. Presumably the name was released and given to David Hall.
From Hallcroft Iris catalog, 1949: Cherie. H. C. 1945. H. M. 1947. A large ruffled full bodied flamingo pink self of excellent form and substance and with a deep tangerine beard. The 34-inch Stems are very stout and well branched. Growth is vigorous and increase much above average. This is a beautiful pink,fine in every respect. Stock rather limited. $20.00
Additional Catalog References: Hallcroft 1949.
From Mrs. M. D. Naylor (Utah), “Varietal Comment, Comments from Region 12”, AIS Bulletin No 123, October, 1951: CHERIE. "I shall close my report with this one. No garden is very happy without Cherie. How very fitting to a great man's work that it should win the Dykes Medal. Those of us who have had the rare privilege of visiting with David and his lovely wife know only too well why such signal success has come to them. There is serenity and humility surrounding these two gentle souls which marks them as belonging to the nobility of gardening folks. May we have them with us for many years to come."
From Cooley's catalog, 1952: CHERIE (Hall, 1947) Most famous of all the new Hall "flamingo-pinks." A large, ruffled, full bodied pink self of excellent form and substance with a deep tangerine beard. The 34-inch stems are stout and well branched; growth is vigorous and increase above average. $12.00. HM AIS, 1947; AM, 1949; Dykes Medal, 1951.
From Ferris D. Gaskill, “David F. Hall, An Appreciation,” AIS Bulletin No. 180 (January 1966): In the year 1940 the cross of seedling 39-62 was made on GOLDEN EAGLE. Mr. Hall in his notes on 39-62 describes is at follows—"very pale lavender-pink buff—very wide and clean haft-good branching—34", may be taller next year." From this cross there bloomed in 1942 two flamingo pink seedlings 42-07 and 42-10. Dave had two other flamingo pink seedlings that year, later introduced as OVERTURE and DREAM GIRL, from a cross of 39-62 on 35-40, but he considered 42-07 and 42-10 better breeding material, and later events proved him correct. By crossing in 1942 the pollen of FANTASY on 42-07 he secured in 1944 the seedling, his Dykes Medal Winner—CHERIE."


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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-- BobPries - 2010-08-23
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
CHERIE.pngpng CHERIE.png manage 267 K 17 Feb 2017 - 23:47 Main.hrandiac page 24 of 1953 Tom Craig catalog
Cheri_Cooley_52.jpgjpg Cheri_Cooley_52.jpg manage 178 K 22 Jan 2014 - 19:23 DavidPotembski Cooley's Catalog 1952, p. 35.
Cherie.JPGJPG Cherie.JPG manage 69 K 31 Jan 2011 - 18:58 IrisP  
Cherie.jpgjpg Cherie.jpg manage 34 K 24 Aug 2010 - 19:08 BobPries Photo from Mike Lowe's Original HIPS site
Cherie04.JPGJPG Cherie04.JPG manage 91 K 06 Dec 2016 - 02:45 TerryLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
Cherie9.jpgjpg Cherie9.jpg manage 33 K 27 Oct 2021 - 01:18 TerryLaurin Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
Cherie90.jpgjpg Cherie90.jpg manage 43 K 27 Oct 2021 - 01:18 TerryLaurin Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
cherie02.jpgjpg cherie02.jpg manage 72 K 02 Jun 2014 - 15:16 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
cherie1.JPGJPG cherie1.JPG manage 411 K 18 Aug 2020 - 02:06 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the 1957 Schreiners catalogue by Terry Laurin
cherieIC.jpgjpg cherieIC.jpg manage 21 K 12 Dec 2011 - 22:51 BetsyHiggins Photo by Iris City Gardens
Topic revision: r37 - 03 Apr 2022, TerryLaurin
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