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■(TB) 'Mme Chéreau'

1844, Lémon

'Mme Chéreau' (Jean-Nicolas Lémon, 1844) TB, Midseason bloom. Color Class W2. Fragrant. High Commendation R.H.S. 1916.). Diploïd. Homozygous plicata (pl pl).
Note: not to be confused with 'Chéreau'.

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Bulletin du Cercle Général d'Horticulture, 1844, Tome I, p. 190.
From H. P. Simpson catalog, 1922: "MADAM CHEREAU (Lemon 1844) — S. and F. white with distinct and rather heavy frilling of blue-lavender. The old standard frilled variety and of good blooming habit. A pretty flower and medium-size bloom. Tall. 30 inches. $.21"
From Cornell Bull. 112: "Color effect a lavender- white plicata. Standards white, bordered hortense violet, beautifully ruffled. falls white, with deeper hortense violet, slightly purplish tinged plications. The base of the blade becomes cream-white with a waxy sheen. The styles are showy, hortense violet, and the beard is dense, white, and yellow tipped. The growth is moderate, and the foliage lax, slender, and green. The flowering stalks are tall and well branched, and carry the smallish blooms well above the compact foliage. The delicate coloring, the clear penciling, and the symmetrical form of the individual bloom have not been rivaled by the productions of the modern hybridist. This is one of the best ten, and absolutely lovely, despite its low rating of 74."
Another historic iris worth having in the landscape. Dainty blooms on tall slender stalks add interest in mixed beds. Photo June 4, 2013 -- LeonElliott - 2013-08-05. Long, drooping falls add a graceful appearance. Very worthwhile historic! -- LeonElliott - 2013-08-05
From United States Nursery, Pitcher & Manda, 1896: Mad. Chereau, A grand feathery white variety, with fine violet edges. 25 cts. [[]>p. 73]]
Historic Iris Preservation Society link.


Aphylla Mme Chereon; Gloriosa; Mad. Chereau; Mme Cheron; Mme Chereu; Mme Cheroux; Mone Chereau; Pecutum; Susannah; Madame Chéreau (fr), Madam chereau (en); note: Mme stands for Madame (french spelling).


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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-- LaurieFrazer - 2010-01-25
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MADAME_CHEREAU1_EI.JPGJPG MADAME_CHEREAU1_EI.JPG manage 219 K 07 Sep 2015 - 19:18 Main.ruiris MSU botanical garden
MADAME_CHEREAU_EI.JPGJPG MADAME_CHEREAU_EI.JPG manage 90 K 07 Sep 2015 - 19:18 Main.ruiris MSU botanical garden
MME-CHEREAU-A.jpgjpg MME-CHEREAU-A.jpg manage 197 K 05 Aug 2013 - 21:08 Main.LTE46951 Photo By Leon Elliott: My Garden
MME-CHEREAU-B.jpgjpg MME-CHEREAU-B.jpg manage 192 K 05 Aug 2013 - 21:13 Main.LTE46951 Photo By Leon Elliott: My Garden
MmeChereau01.jpgjpg MmeChereau01.jpg manage 62 K 19 Sep 2014 - 22:39 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Adele and Lewis Lawyer slide collection
MmeChereau02.jpgjpg MmeChereau02.jpg manage 52 K 31 Mar 2014 - 14:10 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
MmeChereau03.JPGJPG MmeChereau03.JPG manage 88 K 24 Aug 2021 - 15:31 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
MmeChereau04.jpgjpg MmeChereau04.jpg manage 251 K 11 Apr 2017 - 01:49 Main.TLaurin Photo by Damon Gardens
MmeChereau08.jpgjpg MmeChereau08.jpg manage 60 K 19 Dec 2015 - 02:17 Main.TLaurin Photo by Argyle Acres Iris Gardens
MmeChereau12BHI.jpgjpg MmeChereau12BHI.jpg manage 48 K 27 Apr 2012 - 14:16 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
MmeChereau8.jpgjpg MmeChereau8.jpg manage 13 K 19 Jul 2013 - 19:46 Main.TLaurin Photo by Abbey Gardens
MmeChereau9.JPGJPG MmeChereau9.JPG manage 88 K 13 Jul 2021 - 22:25 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sandor Szasz-Iriszkert-Hungary
MmeChereauNN.jpgjpg MmeChereauNN.jpg manage 38 K 09 Nov 2011 - 02:01 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
Mme_Chereau.jpgjpg Mme_Chereau.jpg manage 25 K 15 Dec 2010 - 15:14 UnknownUser Courtesy of Mike Lowe from original HIPS website
Mme_Chereau_KWW.jpgjpg Mme_Chereau_KWW.jpg manage 45 K 21 Jan 2017 - 03:19 Main.KWalker Photo by Ken Walker; my garden
Mme_Chereau_fl.jpgjpg Mme_Chereau_fl.jpg manage 64 K 18 Feb 2011 - 13:40 IrisP  
mmecherau04.jpgjpg mmecherau04.jpg manage 53 K 22 Jul 2014 - 15:42 Main.TLaurin Photo by Damon Gardens
mmecherau1.JPGJPG mmecherau1.JPG manage 706 K 11 Jul 2018 - 20:29 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
mmecherau2.JPGJPG mmecherau2.JPG manage 749 K 11 Jul 2018 - 20:31 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
mmecherau3.JPGJPG mmecherau3.JPG manage 564 K 11 Jul 2018 - 20:32 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
mmecherau4.JPGJPG mmecherau4.JPG manage 147 K 13 Jan 2022 - 02:52 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
mmecherau9.JPGJPG mmecherau9.JPG manage 147 K 03 Apr 2023 - 13:40 Main.TLaurin Photo taken at 1978 AIS San Jose Convention by Verna Laurin at the Lawyer Garden
mmecherauu1.JPGJPG mmecherauu1.JPG manage 655 K 22 Sep 2016 - 18:17 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
mmecheraux05.JPGJPG mmecheraux05.JPG manage 65 K 02 Dec 2014 - 03:51 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
mmecheraux06.JPGJPG mmecheraux06.JPG manage 66 K 02 Dec 2014 - 03:53 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
mmecheraux07.JPGJPG mmecheraux07.JPG manage 104 K 29 Mar 2019 - 21:21 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen-London,Ont.-Canada Zone 5
mmechereau01.jpgjpg mmechereau01.jpg manage 25 K 13 Sep 2014 - 03:15 Main.TLaurin Photo by Seagate Irises-United Kingdom
mmechereau02.JPGJPG mmechereau02.JPG manage 106 K 16 May 2014 - 02:44 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
mmechereau03.JPGJPG mmechereau03.JPG manage 53 K 16 May 2014 - 02:46 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
mmechereau07.JPGJPG mmechereau07.JPG manage 174 K 20 Mar 2019 - 15:19 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen-London,Ont.-Canada Zone 5
mmechereau22.jpgjpg mmechereau22.jpg manage 67 K 30 Jan 2011 - 16:21 Main.Betsy881 Photo by His Iris Garden
mmechereau33.JPGJPG mmechereau33.JPG manage 151 K 17 Jun 2020 - 19:13 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
mmechereau4.JPGJPG mmechereau4.JPG manage 301 K 25 Aug 2017 - 03:23 Main.TLaurin Photo by Kate Brewitt taken at the Royal Botanical Gardens-Hamilton,Ontario,Canada
mmechereau5.jpgjpg mmechereau5.jpg manage 73 K 25 Jan 2010 - 15:55 Main.htb ©2003 Laurie Frazer
mmechereau7.jpgjpg mmechereau7.jpg manage 97 K 16 Jul 2013 - 14:38 Main.TLaurin Photo by Schreiner's Iris Gardens
Topic revision: r64 - 06 Dec 2023, dougchyz
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