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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Keith Keppel
Year Of Registration: 1982
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1983
Seedling Number: 77-128A
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 35 inches (89 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Light blue
Violet
Flower Patterns: Neglecta
Bloom Color Description: Blue standards, violet flush on midrib; pansy violet falls, slightly lighter toward edge
Beard Color: Bue at base, tipped yellow
Fragrance: Slight
Sweet
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1985
Award of Merit: 1988

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 9b
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Ploidy: Tetraploid
Parentage: Social Whirl X Mystique
Child plants: 13 child plants

Congratulations (Keppel 1982)

What's Blooming in MayWhat's Blooming in May
By LarryR on June 4, 2012

“The flowery May, who from her green lap throws, The yellow cowslip, and the pale primrose." (John Milton) The cornucopia of color that is May in the Midwest certainly does include the cowslip and the primrose, but ever so many more interesting and beautiful varieties. Follow me into the garden and see what's blooming at Cottage-in-the-Meadow in May.

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Photo gallery:
Location: Santa Cruz Mountains, CaliforniaDate: 2018-04-23Congratulations (Keppel 1982)
By Henhouse
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Location: My gardenDate: 2011-07-19
By mcash70
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Location: Canoga Park, CaliforniaDate: 2007-04-17
By Kelli
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Location: My gardenDate: 2011-07-19
By mcash70
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Photo courtesy of Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
By Calif_Sue
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Congratulations by KatsI2 Nov 8, 2020 10:30 AM 1
Differences by KatsI2 Nov 8, 2020 7:23 PM 1
my first seedlings by Serjio Sep 10, 2020 10:28 PM 142
Kinda went overboard - maybe by Topdecker Jul 27, 2020 11:23 AM 44
I Got a Box 2020 by urania1 Dec 31, 2020 2:21 AM 330
True Confessions 2020 by urania1 May 31, 2020 9:22 PM 31
Purple Bitone ID help by KatsI2 Apr 19, 2020 12:24 PM 2
Thelma's Iris Farm and me by hnybee09 Apr 30, 2020 11:20 AM 35
Triple Your Pleasure by frankrichards16 Apr 9, 2020 7:18 PM 27
2020 introduction by irisarian Mar 15, 2020 10:40 PM 49
West Coast Bloom Season 2019 by ARUBA1334 Mar 31, 2020 4:24 AM 290
Season 2020 by shizen Jan 3, 2021 6:48 PM 1,775
Iris pictures to get us through in the winter... by evelyninthegarden Oct 20, 2020 2:40 PM 429
2019 Seedlings by KentPfeiffer Apr 9, 2020 1:44 AM 201
New Dykes Winner............... by Paul2032 Aug 20, 2019 5:55 PM 26
Looking for Montmartre TB by lovemyhouse Jul 27, 2019 5:13 PM 17
I got a box! 2019 by evelyninthegarden Dec 12, 2019 12:19 AM 525
New vendor by BlueFlagFan Apr 9, 2019 7:45 AM 48
California Dreaming.... by evelyninthegarden Dec 23, 2020 10:17 PM 1,678
Bonnie's Bloomers a.k.a. Fellowship of the Garden by grannysgarden Apr 17, 2021 12:09 AM 2,945
Bay View Gardens by coboro Mar 13, 2019 9:20 PM 20

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