Standard Dwarf Bearded Iris (Iris 'My Cher') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Paul Black
Year Of Registration: 2011
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2012
Seedling Number: Q95B
Classification: Standard Dwarf Bearded (SDB)
Registered Height: 15.5 inches (39 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Mid Late
Late
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Gold
Silver/Grey
Violet
White
Flower Patterns: Luminata
Bloom Color Description: Mid brassy old gold standards, subtle grey white textured veins, base light grey violet, darker along midrib; large white luminata patch on falls blending to mid violet blue becoming darker toward edge, narrow brassy old gold blended band
Beard Color: Orange in throat, light orange in middle, light orange yellow at ends, hairs based white
Style Arm Color: Warm white, mid yellow crests
Fragrance: Slight
Spicy
Awards: Honorable Mention: 2014
Award of Merit: 2016
Cook-Douglas Medal: 2018

General Plant Information (Edit)
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Parentage: Trust in Dreams X Astro
Child plants: 11 child plants

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Thinning Versus Dividing in Bearded IrisesThinning Versus Dividing in Bearded Irises
April 16, 2013

Although irises produce glorious flowers, the plants are remarkably carefree. They do have a somewhat unusual pattern of growth in comparison with other common garden perennials, though, and this presents challenges to gardeners.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Do you have some favorite iris photos to share? by janwax Jun 15, 2019 3:50 PM 18
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Early season at Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm by Lestv Jun 9, 2019 7:21 PM 27
Better Late Than Never.... by LizinElizabeth Jun 23, 2019 7:10 PM 76
My 2019 Northern Blooms by Lbsmitty Jun 25, 2019 9:47 AM 194
I'm...going to take a break. by UndyingLight May 9, 2019 3:21 PM 45
Newbie planning an iris bed by julieseward1 May 12, 2019 4:18 PM 34
Bloomin time in Cheese head country! by tveguy3 Jun 22, 2019 5:08 PM 500
Results of voting on the 2018 Tall Bearded Symosium Popularity Poll by DaisyDo Apr 10, 2019 1:04 PM 14
Nothin' Could Be Finer Than to Be In Carolina - 2019 blooms by Lestv Jun 26, 2019 11:05 AM 688
More Russian Irises-Facebook by Ivan_N_Tx Apr 12, 2019 6:15 PM 64
California Dreaming.... by evelyninthegarden Jun 25, 2019 6:50 PM 884
Bonnie's Bloomers a.k.a. Fellowship of the Garden by grannysgarden Jun 21, 2019 4:10 PM 1,335
What Historics are you growing/best growers? by UndyingLight Apr 23, 2019 10:59 PM 111
How many bearded irises are you growing? by hippie Jun 17, 2019 5:24 AM 83
Napa Iris - What Painters' Irises do you have? New orders? by evelyninthegarden Apr 15, 2019 5:13 PM 46
How about the little ones? by janwax May 22, 2019 6:51 PM 315
What are your top ten irises from 2018? by evelyninthegarden May 5, 2019 8:28 PM 246
2018 Seedlings by ARUBA1334 May 23, 2019 11:22 PM 698
Blooms 2019 by cliftoncat Jun 26, 2019 10:58 AM 1,996

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