Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Babbling Brook') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Keith Keppel
Year Of Registration: 1965
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1966
Seedling Number: 62-40A
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 38 inches (97 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Bloom Color Classification: Light blue
Flower Patterns: Self
Bloom Color Description: Light blue
Beard Color: Orange, white at end
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1967
Award of Merit: 1969
Dykes Memorial Medal: 1972
Other: High Commendation 1965, NTG Award 1968

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
Parentage: Galilee X Symphony
Child plants: 65 child plants

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Location: Frannie's Iris Garden, Elk Grove, CADate: 2016-04-10
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Location: Las Cruces, NMDate: 2018-04-18TB Iris Babbling Brook
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Location: My garden, Pequea, PA 17565Date: 2016-05-19
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Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania 17565Date: 2017-05-18
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Location: Michigan-my gardenDate: June 8, 2017
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Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania USADate: 2018-05-24
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Location: Lincolnshire, England, UKDate: SpringBabbling Brook
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Location: Lincolnshire, England, UKDate: SpringBabbling Brook
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Location: Vaughan, ON, Canada (Zone 5b)Date: 2011-06-08
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Photo courtesy of Blue J Iris Used with permission.
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Location: Michigan-my gardenDate: June 7, 2017
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Location: Vaughan, ON, Canada (Zone 5b)Date: 2007-06-12Babbling Brook has lovely diamond dusting.
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Photo Courtesy of Te Sligte Gardens. Used with Permission
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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What have you ordered so far for the year by creativeclover Oct 6, 2017 5:07 AM 117
OK guys it's Fess Up time! by tveguy3 Dec 22, 2017 2:10 PM 801
What Keppel Irises do you currently have in your Garden? by tveguy3 Feb 27, 2016 11:27 AM 132
2016 Orders by Henhouse Oct 20, 2016 4:50 AM 2,169
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Kent's enabling photos! by Lestv Oct 24, 2016 6:55 PM 341
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