Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Keith Keppel
Year Of Registration: 2011
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2012
Seedling Number: 05-97A
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 30 inches (76 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Flower Form: Bubble Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Violet
Flower Patterns: Dark Top
Bloom Color Description: Coffee tan standards, central region shaded and veined old helio purple to amethyst; sunlight to amber yellow falls paling slightly near beards
Beard Color: Golden poppy in throat, orange rufous in middle, rusty orange at end
Style Arm Color: Cornsilk, lips lavender
Awards: Honorable Mention: 2014

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
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Ploidy: Tetraploid
Parentage: 00-103A: (96-19G: (Suspicion x 93-81D: (Spring Shower x 89-38A: (((Vivien x Battle Fury) x (Skyblaze x (78-52C: (Firewater x (((Jones 743 x (Marquesan Skies x Babbling Brook)) x ((Morning Breeze x Babbling Brook) x Jones 730-1)) x Intuition)) x Vivien))) x Twilight Blaze))) x 96-28B: (92-69B: (88-99C: (Florida Orange x (Flashpoint x ((((69-42A: (63-112A: ((Frances Kent x Mary Randall) x 60-183Q) x 65-49A: (Denver Mint x 60-183Q)) x 68-59A: (Radiant Light x (((Golden Gleam x Hallmark) x (Gail x Techny Chimes)) x ((Gail x Techny Chimes) x Golden Gene)))) x Orange Empire) x Orangerie))) x Island Dancer) x Crowned Heads)) X 01-97A: (96-28B x Safari Sunset)

Common names
  • Tall Bearded Iris
  • Iris

Photo Gallery
Location: San Rafael, CA
Date: 2018-04-27
Location: San Rafael, CA
Date: 2018-04-25

Date: 2014-04-21

Date: 2014-04-21
Location: Mt. Pleasant Iris in WA
Date: 2015-05-13
Location: Durham, NC
Date: 2017-04-29
Location: San Rafael, CA
Date: 2017-04-29
Location: Midcoast Maine
Date: 2023-06-10
Location: Philo, California
Date: 2023-05-09
Keith Keppel
Location: Philo, California
Date: 2018-05-07

Date: 2022-05-17
Location: San Rafael, CA
Date: 2018-04-28
Location: Mid-America Gardens
Date: 2015-05-14
Location: Photo by Carol Bacskai; zone 5b, Yorkville, IL
Date: 2023-05-28

Date: 2023-05-06
Location: Keith Keppel's Garden
Date: 2015-05-13
Location: Las Cruces, NM
Date: 2018-04-25
TB Desert Moth

Date: 2021-05-13
Location: Southeast Nebraska
Date: 2014-05-24
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee 
Date: 2022-05-05
Location: Mt. Pleasant Iris in WA
Date: 2015-05-13
Location: Southeast Nebraska
Date: 2014-05-24
Photo by coboro
Location: Vancouver,  WA 
Date: 2018-05-17
5 17 2018
Location: San Rafael, CA
Date: 2018-05-13

Date: 2015-05-11
Location: Mid-America Gardens, Salem, Oregon
Date: 2016-05-05
Location: Mid-America Gardens
Date: 2015-05-14

Photo courtesy of Mid-America Garden

Photo courtesy of Stout Gardens

Photo courtesy of Keith Keppel Irises
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