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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Aug 22, 2012 4:43 PM CST
A couple of weeks ago we did a thread on Joe Ghio's iris with lots of pictures of his intros. There seemed to be quite a bit of interest. How about one of Keith Keppel's Iris. If I post a picture of one you have I would like to see your pictures also. Here are pictures of the ones I grow.
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Tuscan Summer
Ringtone
Gitano
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Guardian Angel
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Gyspy Lord
Thumb of 2012-08-22/Paul2032/4d8b3c Brilliant Idea
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Thumb of 2012-08-22/Paul2032/ca8538 Haunted Heart
Thumb of 2012-08-22/Paul2032/586bc1 Dark Drama
Thumb of 2012-08-22/Paul2032/cea43f Rustler
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Kitty Kay
Revision
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Secret Rites
I also have Florentine Silk and Happenstance but don't have a good picture of them. This year I added Volcanic Glow, Strawberry Shake, Pretty Kitty, Easter Colors, Ghost Writer, and Foolish Dreamer. ..........I must love Keppel Iris
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Brad
iowa (Zone 5a)
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ARUBA1334
Aug 22, 2012 8:21 PM CST
Paul those are great pictures especially like the one of Gitano, I too really like his plants I can always count on him to introduce exceptional plants they always grow and do well here for me. I have a lot of pictures of his recent ones that I took this spring. Do you prefer close ups of the flower or clump shots?
Name: Mary Ann
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Muddymitts
Aug 22, 2012 8:29 PM CST
I don't have many Keppels -- I don't know why -- they're beautiful. But I have a couple:

Happenstance:



Opposing Forces:



I also have *Gitano* -- it's in a holding bed -- it didn't bloom this year (first year). I haven't decided whether to move it, or leave it where it is for another year.

I want *Reckless Abandon* -- will get that in a couple years when the price drops. I think I ordered *Gypsy Lord* this year -- maybe from Dee?

*Secret Rites* is stunning. It's going on my *want list*!!
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Name: Dee Stewart
Willamette Valley OR
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irisloverdee
Aug 22, 2012 8:30 PM CST

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I like both, and here sometimes his iris do beyond what I expect and other times really hard to keep alive,..,..guess they do not like the rain'

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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Aug 22, 2012 9:14 PM CST
We mainly grow his medians which are quite nice. He works with those to keep himself amused while waiting for TB season.
Name: Brad
iowa (Zone 5a)
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ARUBA1334
Aug 22, 2012 9:42 PM CST
These are some of my favorites this year of his there are a lot more but these were the ones that I added to the wish list.

Friendly Advice


Flame Amber


Rainbow High


Venitian Glass


Class RIng


Strawberry Shake


Russian Violet
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Chenille
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Volcanic Glow


Joviality


Naughty Nights
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BIrthday GIrl
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Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Aug 22, 2012 11:50 PM CST
I love seeing all these beauties. Great pictures, guys! And it's exciting to see pictures of JOVIALITY and STRAWBERRY SHAKE, newbies for me that I will hopefully get to see bloom next spring. And when I started searching through my IPhoto I was amazed to discover that I have or have had so many more Keppel irises than I ever thought!

EASTER CANDY (Pictures taken in Keith Keppel's garden - I have it but it didn't bloom for me this year.)
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SUMMER SHADOW - An instant favorite!


HAUNTED HEART
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GITANO


TELEPATHY
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SUN SHINE IN
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ROARING TWENTIES


FLORENTINE SILK
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ADRIATIC WAVES
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RAINBOW HIGH
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SECRET RITES
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TUNNEL VISION
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BRAZILIAN ART
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RAGING TIDE
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ROYAL STERLING
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LA SCALA
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SECRET PARTNER
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JAZZ ERA
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FRENCH LILACS
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MERCHANT MARINE
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SHARPSHOOTER
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RUSTLER
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TOUR DE FRANCE
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HIGH OCTANE
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RIO
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UNDERCURRENT


SEA POWER
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GUARDIAN ANGEL
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FOOLISH DREAMER


CLASS RING
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And two of my favorite medians:

IMBROGLIO
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LIMONADA - A little glaciata
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Aug 23, 2012 4:27 AM CST
Some really nice pictures guys! Here's the list of Keppel iris that I have. Some are new this year, others I've had a while. I don't have pics of some, and I just don't have time to upload all of them right now.

Flights of Fancy Keppel 1993
Night Game Keppel 1995
Sneezy Keppel 1996
Crouned Heads Keppel 1997
Fancy Dress Keppel 1998
Smiling Faces Keppel 1998
Sea Power Keppel 1999
Happenstance Keppel 2000
Sharp Shooter Keppel 2000
Foreign Legion Keppel 2001
Wintry Sky Keppel 2002
Drama Queen Keppel 2003
Florentine Silk Keppel 2005
Moonlit Water Keppel 2005
Gypsy Lord Bonus Keppel 2006
Parisian Dawn Keppel 2006
Poets Rhyme Keppel 2006
Mercury Rising Keppel 2007
Gitano Keppel 2008
La Scala Keppel 2008
Legerdemain Keppel 2008
Montmartre Kepple 2008
Silk Road Keppel 2008
Adriatic Waves Keppel 2009
Brazilian Art Keppel 2009
Brilliant Idea Keppel 2009
Haunted Heart Keppel 2010
Jazz Era Keppel 2010
Russian Violet Keppel 2010
Tunnel Vision Keppel 2010
Chanille Keppel 2011
Easter Candy Keppel 2011
Pretty Kitty Keppel 2011
Recless Abandon Keppel 2011
Revision Keppel 2011
Ring Tone Bonus Keppel 2011
Joviality Keppel 2012
Sea Cruise Keppel 2012
Srawberry Shake Keppel 2012
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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Aug 23, 2012 6:09 AM CST
What a great response and wonderful pictures...I like shots of the individual flower, of the stem to see bud placement, and love clump shots. Of these pictures my favorites were Mary Ann's of Happenstance which I think was a runner-up for the Dykes one year, Brads shot of Friendly Advice which is on my want list for next spring, Strawberry Shake which I got this year and the wonderful clump shot of Venetian Glass, and Betty's shot of Dykes winner Florentine Silk and BB Imbroglio which I hope I can find next spring.
Tom...We'll look forward to your pictures when you have time.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Mary Ann
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Muddymitts
Aug 23, 2012 7:04 AM CST
Holy Smokes Tom!!!!! You must have every single one of Keppel's irises!

I can add one more to my list -- I do have *Merchant Marine*! Green Grin!




They're all so beautiful! I guess I'll be adding *Imbroglio*, *LaScala*, *Russian Violet* and *Flame Amber* to my never-ending wishlist!!
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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Aug 23, 2012 7:16 AM CST
Very nice picture of Merchant Marine.......Keppel has some nice blues.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Aug 23, 2012 7:40 AM CST
Thanks Paul. Every now and then I take a good one!! Hilarious!
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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Aug 23, 2012 8:01 AM CST
Unfortunately, 'Happenstance' doesn't do well for growers i this area. 'Strawberry shake' with a different background might do better. Might order it for the club next year.
Name: Brad
iowa (Zone 5a)
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ARUBA1334
Aug 23, 2012 10:02 AM CST
Paul Friendly Advice was my favorite of his new intros this year it really has a nice color to it and the plants were big and healthy. He has created so many good ones over the years and a lot of them are very unique with the different beard colors and the plicatas are fun I am excited to see what he intros from those lines.

Mysterious Ways


Hearty Burgundy


Royal Sterling


Royal Majesty


Pretty Kitty ( I liked this one alot it was just starting to bloom after a lot of the others were finished)


Blowing Kisses


Performaning Arts
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Oreo


Monmarte


Dearie


Venita Faye


Restless Heart


Sorbonne


Dance Card


Teenybopper


Roaring Twenties


Ghost Writer


Midnight Passion


Parsian Dawn


Bollywood

Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Aug 23, 2012 10:55 AM CST
*Teenybopper*!!! I have that too! Just got it this year, planted it a couple weeks ago.

Keep going guys! The more you post, the more I have!! Hurray! Hilarious!
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Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Aug 23, 2012 11:05 AM CST
Now some I see in a clump that I love, I would never have picked as an individual one. So yes, please keep going, and my list will get longer and longer.
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Aug 23, 2012 11:09 AM CST
Nice pictures Brad. I planted Royal Majesty this year as I didn't have any in that color range. I got Ghost Writer as a bonus. I think Haunted Heart, Ghost Writer, and Friendly advice are some what similar but all worthy. His pink Kitty Key was one of the last to bloom in my garden.....your clump shots are magnificent. Hurray!
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Charter ATP Member Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Annuals Echinacea Vegetable Grower Hybridizer
Tomato Heads Garden Photography Birds Cut Flowers Foliage Fan Plays in the sandbox
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Paul2032
Aug 23, 2012 11:24 AM CST
Here are two older ones I forgot....
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Thumb of 2012-08-23/Paul2032/db8c56 Jitterbug
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Aug 23, 2012 11:36 AM CST
Midnight Passion and Oreo have got to go on my list for next year!
I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. - Alexander the Great
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Charter ATP Member Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Annuals Echinacea Vegetable Grower Hybridizer
Tomato Heads Garden Photography Birds Cut Flowers Foliage Fan Plays in the sandbox
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Paul2032
Aug 23, 2012 12:56 PM CST
As everyone probably knows Keith Keppel only keeps his own things in his catalog for 3-4 years. Then we have to find them else where.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah

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