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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Bee Warburton
Year Of Registration: 1972
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1973
Seedling Number: 77N-6
Classification: Standard Dwarf Bearded (SDB)
Registered Height: 14 inches (36 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Bloom Color Classification: Cream
Bloom Color Description: Cream white, some yellow at hafts
Beard Color: White, lightly tinted yellow
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1975

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 8b
Flowers: Showy
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Ploidy: Amphidiploid
Parentage: ((Snow Flurry x AM-5 blue pumila) x Scot Cream) X Three Smokes
Child plants: 74 child plants

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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have you ordered any keppel irises in 2021? by shizen Apr 9, 2021 9:29 PM 17
2021 Iris Season by Australis Jan 19, 2022 1:00 AM 1,914
I got a box! :) by Grace_smith Aug 14, 2020 7:08 PM 27
Rot Advice ... please by urania1 Jun 17, 2020 5:41 PM 16
2020 Iris Virus Blooms by Lbsmitty Jul 20, 2020 11:56 AM 135
Carolina in Blooms, 2020 by Lestv Apr 13, 2021 9:03 PM 460
Similar iris comparison photos by dirtdorphins Jan 26, 2022 6:21 PM 46
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
Mid-America Surplus Sale by cbunny41 Sep 23, 2019 10:47 AM 105
Nothin' Could Be Finer Than to Be In Carolina - 2019 blooms by Lestv Feb 7, 2021 10:53 AM 793
Bonnie's Bloomers a.k.a. Fellowship of the Garden by grannysgarden Sep 21, 2021 4:32 PM 3,139
Overrated/Underrated Irises by UndyingLight Jun 19, 2019 8:29 AM 66
2018 Seedlings by ARUBA1334 May 23, 2019 11:22 PM 698
Timothy! ......... haven't you learned -- ANYTHING????? by TBMan Dec 14, 2018 10:33 AM 87
Active Iris Borers - Help Please! by greenappleagnes Nov 5, 2018 8:28 AM 62
Mid-America Clearance Sale by Dachsylady86 Sep 29, 2018 5:05 PM 80
Ack! My iris has fungal crown rot - what do I do? by AndreaD Jun 11, 2020 5:50 AM 25
Theoretical borer musings by caitlinsgarden Jul 4, 2018 10:07 AM 45
Soft Rot Question by urania1 May 27, 2018 4:46 PM 3

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