Irises forum: What Keppel Irises do you currently have in your Garden?

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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Feb 20, 2016 9:54 AM CST
Here's a list of what I have currently of his creations. Which ones do you have? Which do you consider among your favorites?

Adriatic Waves Keppel 2009
Aristocracy Keppel 2006
Arrivederci Keppel 2014
Brazilian Art Keppel 2009
Brevity Keppel 2011
Brilliant Idea Keppel 2009
Chenille Keppel 2011
Class Ring Keppel 2009
Cotillion Gown Keppel 2013
Crowned Heads Keppel 1997
Dancing Days Keppel 2013
Decorum SDB Keppel 2012
Desert Moth Keppel 2012
Drama Queen Keppel 2003
Easter Candy Bonus Keppel 2011
Easter SDB Keppel 1996
Fancy Dress Keppel 1998
Fancy Idea Keppel 2012
Fashionably Late Keppel 1997
Flame Amber Keppel 2008
Flights of Fancy Keppel 1993
Florentine Silk Keppel 2005
Foolish Dreamer Keppel 2010
Gambling Man Keppel 2014
Gentle Reminder Keppel 2013
Gitano Keppel 2008
Gypsy Lord Keppel 2006
Haunted Heart Keppel 2010
House Arrest Keppel 2014
Jazz Era Keppel 2010
Jive Keppel 2002
Joviality Keppel 2012
La Scala Keppel 2008
Legerdemain Keppel 2008
Midnight Passion Keppel 2007
Montmartre Kepple 2008
Moonlit Water Keppel 2005
Noble Gesture Keppel 2009
Open Sea Keppel 2002
Oreo Keppel 2003
Overcast Keppel 2005
Overview Keppel 2012
Parisian Dawn Keppel 2006
Poet's Rhyme Keppel 2006
Pretty Kitty Keppel 2011
Raging Tide Keppel 2006
Reckless Abandon Keppel 2011
Ring Tone Bonus Keppel 2011
Roaring Twenties Keppel 2009
Sea Cruise Keppel 2012
Sea Power Keppel 1999
Shouting Match Keppel 2013
Silk Road Keppel 2008
Sneezy Keppel 1996
Spendthrift Keppel 1012
Srawberry Shake Keppel 2012
Teenybopper Keppel 2008
Tour De France Keppel 2003
Tunnel Vision Bonus Keppel 2010
Undercurrent Keppel 2003
Volcanic Glow Keppel 2011
Waterline Keppel 2012
Wintry Sky Keppel 2002
Wise Crack BB Keppel 2013
Celtic Tartan Keppel 2015
Fire Danger Keppel 2015
High Desert Keppel 2015
Jive Keppel 2002
Marrying Kind Keppel 2015
Merchant Marine Keppel 2006
Overcast Keppel 2005
Painted Shadows Keppel 2015
Peace Keeper Keppel 2014
Raging Tide Keppel 2006
Summer Shadow Keppel 2010
Tuscan Summer Keppel 2009

Hope there's no duplicates, I imported it from two different data bases.


Favorite is such a hard thing for me, but today I'll go with Arrivederci.


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Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
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janwax
Feb 20, 2016 10:04 AM CST
I have about half as many as you, Tom. He's a fave.
I'll be able to tell you which are the iris faves after this season.Most are new.
Gypsy Lord and Strawberry Shake both did very well last season.
Merchant Marine was splendid.
I may have lost Volcanic Glow - it seems to have disappeared!

The database thingie found 60 Keppels in my list, but a quick perusal found
half a dozen from my want list included.
Birthday Girl...I need it!
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Name: Gabriel/Gabe Rivera
Charlotte, NC (Zone 7b)
German imported, Michigan raised
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Cuzz4short
Feb 20, 2016 10:27 AM CST
I'd have to update my spread sheet chart by Keppels. I probably only have 5ish compared to my trillions of Blyth's. Don't you dare start a Blyth Thread!
Gimme it and I'll grow it!

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iciris
Feb 20, 2016 10:49 AM CST
Cuzz4short said:I'd have to update my spread sheet chart by Keppels. I probably only have 5ish compared to my trillions of Blyth's. Don't you dare start a Blyth Thread!


Be prepared..... Rolling on the floor laughing Shrug! Whistling Sticking tongue out *Blush*

Name: Andrea
B.C. (Zone 5a)
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Irislady
Feb 20, 2016 11:06 AM CST
I don't have so many Tom. You have an amazing list Hurray!
I have;
Blowing Kisses
Cross Current
Florentine Silk
Fogbound
Gitano
Happentance
Jive
Merchant Marine
Montmartre
Night Game
Parisian Dawn
Royal Sterling
Sea Power
Secret Rites
Social Graces
Tour De France
Wintry Sky
Venita Faye
And I just ordered Venetian Glass
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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Henhouse
Feb 20, 2016 12:38 PM CST
Only 8% of my collection are Keppel's.. I'm clearly lagging in that department. A large percentage of these were from last year, and I'm sure I'll have new favorites as soon as I see blooms...

Adriatic Waves
Aristocracy
Bel Esprit
Brilliant Idea
Brazilian Art
Chenille
Congratulations
Cotillion Gown
Dark Matter
Drama Queen
Easter Candy
Eye To Eye
Fancy Ideas
Florentine Silk
Friendly Advice
Gimmick
Gypsy Lord
Haunted Heart
Jazz Band
Jazz Era
Legerdemain
Logo
Merchant Marine
Mercury Rising
Montmartre
Moonlit Water
Mulled Wine
Musician
Pretty Kitty
Rainbow High
Reckless Abandon
Redondo
Revision
Rio
Secret Service
Spirit World
Strawberry Shake
Thundercloud
Venita Faye
Versailles
Wintry Sky

I love the color of 'Mulled Wine', and it does well for me.


'Rainbow High' was my favorite new Iris last year.


I really liked 'Spirit World'


'Reckless Abandon' was one of my favorites in 2014


We'll have to see how 'Pretty Kitty' does now that it's in the ground, but it sure impressed me blooming in the pot.

When counting, try not to mix chickens with blessings.
South San Francisco Bay Area (Zone 9b)
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Polymerous
Feb 20, 2016 1:21 PM CST
Holy crow, you guys must have absolutely massive iris gardens. Blinking

I just checked my list of what I have ordered so far this year, and it's already up to 41 irises (with a few more to come), and I don't know where I'm going to put them all (I'm still looking for places to put the ones I have in pots!). I haven't been paying attention to hybridizers, so I don't know how many of them are Keppel irises, but I do know at least one of them is - 'Wintry Sky'. Lovely name for a lovely (if pics can be trusted) iris.



(Most of the irises I have been ordering have been rebloomers, or something aimed at crossing with rebloomers, or something for a particular name association.)

That said... 'Rainbow High' looks like it has a beautiful combination of colors.

The current avatar image is that of a volunteer daylily seedling showing cristation.
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Feb 20, 2016 1:32 PM CST
Wintry Sky is as pretty as it's pictures, maybe prettier. Somehow I forgot to add Happenstance. I have that one too. I really have to go through my data base with a fine tooth comb and get it updated.
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Name: Linnea
Southern Maine, border 5b/6a (Zone 5b)
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Linneaj
Feb 20, 2016 1:39 PM CST
Jump Start
Antics
Brilliant Idea
Sea Power
Tour de France
Versailles
Wintry Sky
Easter Candy

I don't think any have bloomed yet. Maybe this year.
Don't make fear based decisions.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Feb 20, 2016 1:41 PM CST
Poly, if you are entering your 'haves' to your ATP plant list, you can use the Iris database to search by Keppel and only those in your list.

Click search by characteristics, then you can enter the hybridizer name. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the box that says only plants in my list, then hit enter.
The Irises Database
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Feb 20, 2016 1:52 PM CST
Icon


Clique


Dude (going to my sister's house)


Spectator



Adriatic Waves


Brilliant Idea


Cotillion Gown


Fashionably Late


Fogbound


French Lilacs


Friendly Advice


Ghost Writer


Italian Velvet


La Scala


Merchant Marine


Raging Tide


Restless Heart


Smiling Faces (Okay, this one is on order, not actually here, but I am counting it, anyway. Hilarious! )


Sun Shine In


Venetian Glass


Versailles


Wintry Sky
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
Pour vivre parmi les fleurs
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Zencat
Feb 20, 2016 2:30 PM CST
I only have 3 and have not seen them bloom yet. Hoping for this year!

Alpenview. Thank you!
Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Alpenview')

Rustler
Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Rustler')

Secret Service. Thank you!
Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Secret Service')
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UndertheSun
Feb 20, 2016 3:11 PM CST
Holy cow Tom and Sherry, that's quite the Keppel collections you both have!

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Safari Sunrise
Tomfoolery
Icon (died)
Snickers
Adriatic Waves
Alpenview
Bollywood
Brazilian Art
Brilliant Idea
Cotillion Gown (died)
Drama Queen (nearly dead)
Easter Candy
Fancy Woman
Fashionably Late
Florentine Silk (died)
Fogbound
Friendly Advice
Gitano (no signs of growth...dead?)
Gypsy Lord
Happenstance
Haunted Heart (almost dead)
Jazz Era
Joviality
La Scala
Merchant Marine
Monsoon Moon
Montmartre
Moonlit Water
Raging Tide
Royal Sterling
Rustler
Secret Partner
Social Graces
Sun Shine In
Teenybopper
Tour de France
Tunnel Vision
Tuscan Summer (near dead)
Venetian Glass
Versailles
Volcanic Glow (dead)
Wintry Sky
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UndertheSun
Feb 20, 2016 3:13 PM CST
I guess mine was pretty long too. Sticking tongue out

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iciris
Feb 20, 2016 3:33 PM CST
Rob, I have some on your dead list ot almost dead list. Can tree mail later.

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UndertheSun
Feb 20, 2016 3:37 PM CST
Thank you Barbara! Thumbs up
Name: Jane H.
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
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janielouy
Feb 20, 2016 3:47 PM CST
These are the Keppels I have:
Adoregon
Adriatic Waves
Aristocracy
Bel Esprit
Braggadocio
Brilliant Idea
Congratulations
Crowned Heads
Dance Recital
Drama Queen
Eye Candy
Fancy Woman
Fashionably Late
Florentine Silk
Fogbound
Gypsy Lord
Happenstance
Haunted Heart
Local Color
Montmartre
Protocol
Rio
Roaring 20s
Screen Play
Sea Power
Secret Service
Sharpshooter
Social Graces
Vienna Waltz
Wedding Belle
Wintry Sky

I may have some other ones but these are all that I have cataloged so far - way behind on my spreadsheet.
My favorite of these is Social Graces although some have not bloomed so far.


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iciris
Feb 20, 2016 4:33 PM CST
My spreadsheet is not up to date either. Need to get that done. I know I have a bunch.
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Feb 20, 2016 4:39 PM CST
Rob, you have a quite a list of them yourself. Jane you do as well! Smiling
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Name: Jen Jax
Northern Kentucky (Zone 6a)
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Boxergirl
Feb 20, 2016 5:18 PM CST
Ok here is my keppel list. It's not as many as I thought. I only have 43 and that's a mix of wants and haves

* are wants

Imbroglio
Adriatic waves
Birthday girl
Brilliant idea
Bolshoi
Broad shoulders
Crystal gazer
Dancing days*
Dram queen
Fashion statement
Fashionably late*
Flights of fancy
Florentine silk
Foreign legion
Jazz band
La scala
Legerdemain
Local color
Marrying kind*
Merchant marine
Montmartre
Moonlit water
Noble gesture*
Painted shadows*
Paris fashion
Poets rhyme
Pretty kitty
Raging tide
Rainbow high
Revision
Roaring twenties
Royal sterling
Russian violet*
Sea power
Secret rites
Social graces
Strawberry shake*
Teenybopper
Tour de France
Undercurrent
Waterline
Wintry sky

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