Irises forum: What Keppel irises do you have, and what did you add this year?

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Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Nov 22, 2014 5:17 AM CST
Keith Keppel has created some amazing irises over the years, and I have enjoyed many of them. These are some of his that I have had for a while, or at least a year.
Teenybopper
Noble Gesture
Midnight Passion
Spedthrift
Flights of Fancy
Sneezy
Crouned Heads
Fashionably Late
Fancy Dress
Sea Power
Foreign Legion
Open Sea
Wintry Sky
Tour De France
Drama Queen
Oreo
Undercurrent
Florentine Silk
Moonlit Water
Parisian Dawn
Gypsy Lord
Poets Rhyme
La Scala
Legerdemain
Silk Road
Gitano
Flame Amber
Brilliant Idea
Adriatic Waves
Brazilian Art
Class Ring
Jazz Era
Haunted Heart
Foolish Dreamer
Tunnel Vision
Recless Abandon
Ring Tone
Pretty Kitty
Brevity
Chanille
Easter Candy
Volcanic Glow
Joviality
Sea Cruise
Srawberry Shake
Fancy Idea
Overview
Waterline
Catillion Gown
Shouting Match
Dancing Days
Montmartre

These are the new ones I added last summer.
Aristocracy
Roaring Twenties
Desert Moth
Decorum SDB
Gentle Reminder
Arrivederci
House Arrest
Gambling Man
Easter SDB
Jive
Overcast
Raging Tide
Wise Crack BB
65 total.
So far, only Tuscan Summer is on my wish list for next year, but I haven't seen the new introductions yet. Whistling

Which Keppel irises are in your collection? Which ones did you add last summer? Any on your wish list?






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Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
Nov 22, 2014 6:57 AM CST
Quite a list, Tom!

All of mine were added this year:

Adriatic Waves


Brilliant Idea


By Jeeves


Cotillion Gown


Fashionably Late


Fogbound


Friendly Advice


Icon (MDB)


Leading Light


Merchant Marine


Raging Tide


Restless Heart


Ride the Waves


Venetian Glass


Versailles


Wintry Sky
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Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
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Misawa77
Nov 22, 2014 8:59 AM CST
My first year of going out and seeking irises was 2008. I only got one Keppel that year.

Cross Current



Then in 2009 I stepped it up a notch and joined my local Iris society. Here are the Keppel's I got that year.

Flame Amber
French Lilacs

Gitano

High Octane

Jargon
Night Game

Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
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Misawa77
Nov 22, 2014 9:24 AM CST
2010 was a good year too!

Alpenview

Bel Esprit

Crowned Heads

Fancy Dress

Florentine Silk

Persnickety
Suspicion
Synergy

Telepathy

Wintry Sky

2010 was also the year I decided to concentrate on Hybridizer "Sterling Innerst", so the next two years were "Slim Pickens" for Keppel Introductions.

2011

Bollywood

Venetian Glass

2012

Gypsy Lord

Italian Velvet

Sharpshooter
Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Nov 22, 2014 9:24 AM CST
Nice ones, Ride the waves is nice, but I think that's a Blyth iris.
I had Night Games, but it was one I culled. Just didn't do much for me, and I needed room for some newer ones that I liked better.
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Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
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Misawa77
Nov 22, 2014 9:45 AM CST
The last year, I only got 9 of Keppel's creations.

Drama Queen
Flying Circus
Fogbound
Happenstance
Rustler

Sea Power
Shouting Match

Spendthrift

Venita Faye (Lost)

So:

2008 = 1
2009 = 6
2010 = 10
2011 = 2
2012 = 3
2013 = 9

this year?

2014 = 25!!!!! I blame Tom & Brad *Blush*
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
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Misawa77
Nov 22, 2014 10:01 AM CST
2014 Yes, twenty five!!!

Adriatic Waves
Braggadoico
Brilliant Idea

Broadway
Chenille
Easter Candy
Fashionalbly Late
Friendly Advice
Jazz Band

Jazz Era

La Scala

Legerdemain

Merchant Marine
Mysterious Ways

Naughty Nights
Opposing Forces
Raging Tide
Reckless Abandon

Restless Heart
Ringtone

Rio
Roaring Twenties

Tuscan Summer

Vienna Waltz
Wild Wings
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Nov 22, 2014 10:05 AM CST
We usually buy Keith's medians which he hybridizes waiting for TB season. We also have Icon which is a MDB.
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Nov 22, 2014 10:08 AM CST
I think these are all my Keppels.
Had prior to this year:
Jive SDB
Overcast SDB
Fission Chips MDB
Icon MDB
Protocol IB
Birthday Girl TB
Drama Queen TB
Foreign Legion TB
Sea Power TB
Secret Service TB
Added these this year:
Birthmark SDB
Dark Matter SDB
Easter SDB
Gimmick SDB*
Miniseries MDB
Logo IB
Londonderry IB
Brilliant Idea TB*
Fancy Dress TB*
Midnight Oil TB* (think I lost this one)
Tour De France* TB
*= received from ATP member. Smiles

Not very many. I guess I had better buy some more. LOL
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Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
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Misawa77
Nov 22, 2014 10:21 AM CST
Here is what I added to my list because of Tom. nodding

Must have

Class Ring
Dancing Days
Fancy Idea's
Foreign Legion
Joviality
Midnight Passion
Montmartre
Moonlit Water
Noble Gesture
Oreo
Overview
Parisian Dawn
Teenybopper
Tunnel Vision
Volcanic Glow

Here are the "Maybe"'s

Brazilian Art
Cotillion Gown
Foolish Dreamer
Haunted Heart
Pretty Kitty
Silk Road
Sneezy
Tour De France
Undercurrent

Smiling *Blush*
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Nov 22, 2014 11:03 AM CST
Greg, I think you will have to do a hostile takeover of your neighbors so you have more room to expand. Rolling on the floor laughing Of course it's alright to blame me! I'll take the credit for corrupting you! Rolling my eyes.
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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Nov 22, 2014 11:33 AM CST
On my wish list is still Moonlit Water, Haunted Heart and I think Chenille. I saw the photo above of Mysterious Ways and have to add that one too. Now as far as little guys are concerned.... are you ready for my list?!? Lol
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
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Misawa77
Nov 22, 2014 11:41 AM CST
My next door neighbors are both 90. Hmmm......

Gotta take some trees down Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Nov 22, 2014 11:49 AM CST
Right thinking, Greg! Who needs trees, or for that matter driveways, walkways, swimming pools, extra parking spaces...... etc. Think outside the yard, er, box.
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
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janwax
Nov 22, 2014 12:47 PM CST
Oh great! Keith Keppel is one of my favorites! 2013 was when I got started. ( had some irises before then, but wasn't very "into " it). Joining this forum changed everything. I had Kaspereks(which I still love), and some older irises, like Beverly Sills and Thornbird, but then, In 2014 I went a bit crazy - adding somewhere around 160-170 new irises - mostly purchased but many generously shared by members of the forum.
When I have time, I'll list my Keppels, second in number only to the Blyths in my garden, methinks.

Thanks for all the photos! They lift my spirits!
Iris is the goddess of the rainbow.
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Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Nov 22, 2014 1:10 PM CST
OK Bonnie, lets see that wish list of Keppel little guys! Smiling
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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Nov 22, 2014 2:32 PM CST
Babbling Brook
Brilliant Idea
Firewater
Florentine Silk
Raging Tide
Sea Power
Tour De France

I think that's all, but I may have missed some.
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Nov 22, 2014 2:47 PM CST
Here is a few from the wish list.
SDB's
Brash - must have
Brass Tacks
Clockwork
Decorum - must have
Devils Night
Hoodlum
Impeached
Jargon - must have
Lingo
Mochaccino
Quote - must have
Raspberry Ice - must have
reward
ribbons
ringer
Snickers - must have
tattler another yellow w/blue beard?
Tide Pool - must have it
Toddler bi tone wine with ruffles
Webmaster - must have it

MDB's
Brevity
Rivulet

His little guys have the most intriguing color schemes with a lot of browns and blends. I love them.
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
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Misawa77
Nov 22, 2014 3:17 PM CST
Bonnie - I have 3 small "clumps" of Jargon, so I should be able to give it to you next Summer. Let me know (remind me!).
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
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janwax
Nov 22, 2014 4:07 PM CST
The Keppels I have - all purchased or traded this year - are:

Adriatic Waves
Bollywood
Chenille
Drama Queen
Eye Candy
Florentine Silk
Fogbound
Gypsy Lord
Happenstance
Haunted Heart
Londonderry
Merchant Marine
Montmartre
Noble Gesture
Revision
Ringtone
Ruby Slippers
Rustler
Sea Power
Sneezy
Social Graces
Strawberry Shake
Wintry Sky

23 total - unless I missed a couple! - want more of Keith's.
Friendly Advice is going on my want list!

Iris is the goddess of the rainbow.
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