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■(TB) 'Cherub Choir'

1968, Corlew

'Cherub Choir' (Glenn Corlew, R. 1966). Seedling# 341-5A. TB, 32" (81 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class YO4Wcm, Standards pink; falls warm white, edged pink; white beard, tangerine in throat. 'Signature' X 'One Desire'. Cherry Lane 1968. High Commendation 1967; Favorite Guest 1968; Honorable Mention 1969; Award of Merit 1971.

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From AIS Bulletin #189 April 1968 Introducing CHERUB CHOIR. $25.00. A distinctively different iris combining white and a clear, bright pink that is completely free of distracting yellow undertones. Basically white, the standards are texture veined with pink and the falls are the same shade of pink lightening to white at the center. Visible portion of the beard is white, changing to soft tangerine deep in the heart of the flower. The broad, heavily ruffled petals are lightly touched with lace. Well-branched stalks carry three buds per socket. Fertile both ways. 32". Midseason. Seedling #341-5A. SIGNATURE X ONE DESIRE. HC 1967. Cherry Lane Gardens.
CHERUB CHOIR performed nicely this year. Different: Basically white with the standards veined in the pinkest pink with the falls overlayed with the same clear pink. Good branching and bud count. Most important, it has a self-beard which is welcome after years of clashing tangerine beards on pinks. [Joe Ghio, “The Eye of the Beholder,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 199 (October 1970): 43.]
One should never judge a flower after seeing it only one time. To illustrate the point, I was unimpressed with the pink and white blended CHERUB CHOIR the first time I saw it, because the standards were open and the branching was bunched at the top. That's the only time I've seen it looking that way, because that plant was the exception and not the rule. As lovely as its name, and it stays that way until the flower closes-never fading to white, no matter how hot the sun. [Mullin, Ron (1971). Irises I Like, American Iris Society Bulletin 204(January 1972), 12.]
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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.

BobPries - 21 Apr 2019

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-- Main.RPries - 2010-07-21
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
CherubChoirEI.jpgjpg CherubChoirEI.jpg manage 31 K 10 Dec 2012 - 14:56 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Exline Iris Garden
CherubChoirSI.JPGJPG CherubChoirSI.JPG manage 199 K 08 Apr 2019 - 11:57 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sandy Ives.
cherub-choir1-16.jpgjpg cherub-choir1-16.jpg manage 110 K 12 Jun 2016 - 01:03 Main.mikeu Photo taken at Presby Memorial Iris Gardens by Mike Unser
cherub01.jpgjpg cherub01.jpg manage 73 K 05 Jun 2015 - 02:04 Main.TLaurin Photo by Exline Iris Garden
cherubchoir04.JPGJPG cherubchoir04.JPG manage 852 K 13 Dec 2016 - 15:03 Main.TLaurin Photo from Glenn Corlew slide collection
cherubchoir1.JPGJPG cherubchoir1.JPG manage 949 K 11 Dec 2016 - 16:00 Main.TLaurin Photo from Glenn Corlew slide collection
cherubchoir2.JPGJPG cherubchoir2.JPG manage 760 K 11 Dec 2016 - 16:22 Main.TLaurin Photo from Glenn Corlew slide collection
cherubchoir3.JPGJPG cherubchoir3.JPG manage 865 K 11 Dec 2016 - 16:24 Main.TLaurin Photo from Glenn Corlew slide collection
cherubchoir4.JPGJPG cherubchoir4.JPG manage 900 K 11 Dec 2016 - 16:26 Main.TLaurin Photo from Glenn Corlew slide collection
cherubchoir5.JPGJPG cherubchoir5.JPG manage 882 K 11 Dec 2016 - 16:28 Main.TLaurin Photo from Glenn Corlew slide collection
cherubchoir6.JPGJPG cherubchoir6.JPG manage 866 K 11 Dec 2016 - 16:31 Main.TLaurin Photo from Glenn Corlew slide collection
cherubchoir7.JPGJPG cherubchoir7.JPG manage 793 K 11 Dec 2016 - 16:33 Main.TLaurin Photo from Glenn Corlew slide collection
cherubchoir8.JPGJPG cherubchoir8.JPG manage 985 K 11 Dec 2016 - 16:35 Main.TLaurin Photo from Glenn Corlew slide collection
cherubchoir9.JPGJPG cherubchoir9.JPG manage 172 K 27 Jun 2023 - 19:19 Main.TLaurin Photo by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-Canada-taken June 1978
Topic revision: r24 - 04 Apr 2024, dougchyz
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