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Hybridizer: Keith Keppel
Year Of Registration: 2015
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2016
Seedling Number: 09-104A
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 35 inches (89 cm)
Bloom Season: Early Mid
Flower Form: Bubble Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Black
Flower Patterns: Bitone
Bloom Color Description: Black purple standards; black falls
Beard Color: Solid dark blue
Style Arm Color: Dark purple
Awards: Honorable Mention: 2018
Award of Merit: 2021
Fred and Barbara Walther Cup: 2018

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: 04-95A: (Oreo x Hello Darkness) X 01-37B: (Tangled Web x 94-54B: (90-82E: (87-91A: (((Villain x Swazi Princess) x Blackout) x (Titan's Glory x Blackout)) x 88-40A: (84-123A: ((74-54J: (71-61E: (((Siva Siva x Diplomacy) x Montage) x (Vaudeville x Charmed Circle)) x 71-60B:((( ((Gene Wild x Majorette) x Rococo) x 61-28A: (Taholah x 59-4B: (Progenitor x Royal Band)) x My Honeycomb)) x (((Gene Wild x Majorette) x Rococo) x (Siva Siva x Diplomacy))) x (Vaudeville x Charmed Circle))) x Charmed Life) x Blackout) x 84-122A)) x Storm Track))
Child plants: 2 child plants

Common names
  • Tall Bearded Iris
  • Iris

Photo Gallery
Location: Keith Keppel's Garden
Date: 2015-05-14
Location: Santa Cruz Mountains, California
Date: 2017-04-30
Location: Philo, California
Date: 2019-04-25
Photo by Henhouse
Location: my garden, Puget Sound area, WA
Date: 2019-05-23
in full morning sun

Date: 2020-05-15
Location: southeast Nebraska 
Date: 2022-05-23
Photo by Dachsylady86
Location: Keith Keppel's Garden
Date: 2015-05-14
Location: My garden, Watkins Glen, NY
Date: May 2022

Date: 2014-05-20
Location: San Rafael, CA
Date: 2019-04-30
Location: Keith Keppel's Garden
Date: 2015-05-13
Location: Keith Keppel's Garden
Date: 2015-05-13

Date: 2015-05-11

Date: 2014-05-20
Location: Keith Keppel's Garden
Date: 2015-05-14
Location: Keith Keppel's Garden
Date: 2015-05-14
Location: Catheys Valley California
Photo courtesy of Superstition Iris Gardens, posted with permissi

Photo courtesy of Mid-America Garden
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