Irises forum: What Keppel irises did you add this year

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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Sep 23, 2012 4:51 AM CST
Thought it would be fun to see what Keppel irises people have added to their collections this year. Here's the my list for this years planting.
Sea Power Keppel 1999
Happenstance Keppel 2000
Parisian Dawn Keppel 2006
La Scala Keppel 2008
Russian Violet Keppel 2010
Noble Gesture Keppel 2010
Revision Keppel 2011
Pretty Kitty Keppel 2011
Chanille Keppel 2011
Sea Cruise Keppel 2012
Joviality Keppel 2012
Srawberry Shake Keppel 2012
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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Sep 23, 2012 6:27 AM CST
I just added MDB Brevity & SDB Satin Accent.
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Sep 23, 2012 6:30 AM CST
Spring Shower (94), is my only Keppel addition...Arlyn
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Sep 23, 2012 6:32 AM CST
That is a great plant.
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Sep 23, 2012 7:06 AM CST
Oh gosh -- I added some Keppel Irises this year, but didn't keep track of them. (I know, I know -- I need to get that spreadsheet done). Oh -- Teenybopper -- isn't that a Keppel?

I also added Sea Power and LaScala. Tried to get Russian Violet, but wasn't quick enough on the PNW sale. Sad

When I have time, I'll go over my packing lists and see if there are anymore. Tom -- did you send me any Keppel's in your trade box?
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Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Sep 23, 2012 9:26 AM CST
I didn't get that many Keppels this time around, but I also got some Blyth irises from him. Here are the Keppels:

Joviality
Spendthrift
Strawberry Shake
Tuscan Summer
Volcanic Glow (for my sister)

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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Sep 23, 2012 9:40 AM CST
*Blush* *Blush* *Blush* I didn't show much restraint.....TBs Volcanic Glow 2012, Strawberry Shake 2012, Pretty Kitty, Ghost Writer, Easter Colors, and Foolish Dreamer all 2011's, Royal Majesty 2007, and Sea Power 1999. Also all of his 2012 Median intros....MDBs Brevity and Rivulet, SDBs Satin Accent, Decorum, Rasberry Ice and Dark Design. IB Tomfoolery. I've been adding lots of medians as they are so nice for our 1st show and I love them. I was pleased to win an AIS Silver Medal at our median show. this spring...... *Blush*
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Sep 23, 2012 9:51 AM CST
Mary Ann, I sent you Keppel's Brazilian Art, and Brilliant Idea in that bunch.

Betty, I have an idea that Volcanic Glow is maybe prettier then it's picture, but I wasn't too taken by the pics. I might wish later that I had gotten it.

Paul, Way to go! Can't wait for those pictures next spring.
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Name: Paula Shaw
Whittemore, Michigan (Zone 5a)
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petalsnsepals
Sep 23, 2012 10:02 AM CST
I put in about 50 new iris this year and to my suprise only 2 Keppels,Crowned Heads and Drama Queen. Over 1/2 of the new ones I put in are Schreiner,s.

Like Wow-2012
Diabolique-97
Black is Black-2010
Starship Enterprise-99
Medici Prince-2007
Those are just a few.
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Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Sep 23, 2012 12:46 PM CST
Paul, big CONGRATS on your Silver Medal! Isn't that one awarded to you personally rather than winning it for showing a particular variety?

And Tom, I sure hope VOLCANIC GLOW does well for my sister because it was the smallest rhizome ever sent to me by Keith Keppel. It is growing OK in a pot for now, but it might be a little more sensitive than I'd like. My sister's climate is not as hot as ours by about 5 degrees in the summer, though, so hopefully it won't be as stressed.

Betty
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Sep 23, 2012 2:35 PM CST
Silver Medal is for sweepstakes....the most blue ribbons, My rhizome of Volcanic Glow was on the small side..smaller than the other TBs in the order. It is growing well.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Sep 23, 2012 5:53 PM CST
I've never shown iris, or even gone to an iris show for that matter. I guess I should do that so I can get to know a few more local iris people and see how they work. Somehow, I thought you would have to show your own seedlings, not someone elses.
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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Sep 23, 2012 6:27 PM CST
The vast majority of specimens at our shows are named varieties but there is a section for seedlings. They do not compete with the named varieties . Sometimes I see mention in a description of an intro that it was selected best seedling as a certain show. I look forward to our show each year. I get to associated with other iris lovers and see what they are growing. We often swap for what we see that we like, I got Private Eye, Rogue Trader, and Unconditional Love as trades from what I saw at the show this year. I also see things to order next year [AS IF i REALLY NEED THAT].
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Sep 23, 2012 8:12 PM CST
Ah -- thanks Tom -- I was pretty sure there were a couple in there, but didn't have the time today to do the research.
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Name: Brad
iowa (Zone 5a)
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ARUBA1334
Sep 23, 2012 9:06 PM CST
Tom I ordered Friendly Advice and Hearty Burgundy from him they were not on my original list but after seeing them up close I really liked them both. They are growing well here,I also bought a couple intermediates Safari Sunrise and Spectator thought I would try a couple small ones and see how they do through the winter. Volcanic Glow is a beautiful flower and very unique I did not see anything else like it anywhere, but the plants were on the small side which made me decide to wait on it.
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
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Misawa77
Sep 24, 2012 8:57 AM CST
Just got two this year!

Gypsy Lord 2006
Italian Velvet 2006


I also just got a few for a friend; so I should get these in a few years:

La Scala 2008
Nouveau Riche 2008
Name: Katherine Howe
Raytown(Kansas City) MO
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irisawe
Sep 24, 2012 12:07 PM CST
I added more Gypsy Lord(3)
Balderdash(2)
Brazillian Art(2)
Open Sea(4)

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Katherine
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
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Misawa77
Oct 6, 2012 11:12 AM CST
So I added another keppel last week.

Sharpshooter 2000
Name: Julia
Upstate NY (Zone 6a)
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JuliaNY
Oct 6, 2012 12:21 PM CST
Just 3

Happenstance
Kitty Kay
Balleycastle

Julia
Upstate NY
Zone 6

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