Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Keith Keppel
Year Of Registration: 2004
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2005
Seedling Number: 99-116A
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 40 inches (102 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid Late
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Lavender
Peach
Flower Patterns: Bicolor
Bloom Color Description: Peach standards, slight orchid basal infusion; medium violet falls, narrow pinkish buff edge
Beard Color: Light blue at end, base lavender white, carrot red in throat
Style Arm Color: Peach, orchid midrib
Awards: Honorable Mention: 2007
Award of Merit: 2009
John C. Wister Medal: 2011
Dykes Memorial Medal: 2012
Franklin Cook Memorial Cup: 2007
Fred and Barbara Walther Cup: 2007

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: 96-45e: (Lotus Land x Fogbound) X Poem of Ecstasy
Child plants: 11 child plants

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Common names
  • Iris
  • Tall Bearded Iris

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Location: My Garden in Janesville, WI
Date: 2016-05-28
Location: My Garden, UK
Date: 2022-05-26
Location: My garden
Date: June 1, 2019

Date: 2017-05-27

Date: 2018-05-19
Location: My garden,  Zaporizhzhya region Zone: 6a 
Date: 2023-05-19
Location: Home
Date: 2016-05-15
Location: Photo by Carol Bacskai; zone 5b, Yorkville, IL
Date: 2023-05-27
Uploaded by Betja
Location: Menton, France 
Date: 2022-04-29
Location: Santa Cruz Mountains, California
Date: 2018-05-07
Location: Russia, Krasnodarskij Kraj
Date: 2017-05-21
Location: Russia, Krasnodarskij Kraj
Date: 2016-05-12
Location: Russia, Krasnodarskij Kraj
Date: 2018-05-17

Florentine Silk and bee
Uploaded by tveguy3
Location: Menton, France 
Date: 2022-04-29
Location: Van Buren, MO
Date: 2018-05-19
Uploaded by tveguy3

At Schreiner's Iris Gardens, Oregon.
Location: Durango Colorado 
Date: 2021-06-16
Location: Panama Illinois
Date: 2022-05-17
Location: Lincoln NE zone 5
Date: 2018-05-28
Location: San Rafael, CA
Date: 2018-05-06
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2010-05-07
First year bloom.
Uploaded by Neela
Location: Las Cruces, NM
Date: 2017-04-26
Tall Bearded Iris Florentine Silk
Location: My Garden in PA
Date: 2021-05-22
Location: My Garden, UK
Date: 2022-05-26
Location: Zone 6
Location: BC
Date: June 2014
Location: My garden in southeast Nebraska
Date: 2012-05-03
Location: Panama Illinois
Date: 2022-05-17
Location: New Jersey
Date: 2021-06-03
Location: My garden
Date: 2019-06-03
First year bloom. In bright sun.

Date: 2020-05-25

Date: 2020-05-31
Location: San Rafael, CA
Date: 2020-05-04
Location: Western Kentucky
Date: May 2015
Location: My garden
Date: 2019-06-07
First year bloom. In bright sunlight.
Location: Radford Virginia
Date: 2020-05-25
FFO, 5/25/2020. Almost identical in color - though darker - to Ce
Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon 
Date: 2015-05-15
Location: Richlands, NC
Date: 2022-05-03
Location: Iowa

At Schreiner's Iris Gardens, Oregon.
Uploaded by Betja
Uploaded by Betja
Uploaded by tveguy3
Location: Australia
Date: 2021-10-28

Date: 2012-05-23
Location: Northern Germany
Date: 2002-11-04
SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA
Location: shounan Japan
Date: 2019/5/14

Date: 2013-05-31

Date: 2020-05-31
Location: Western Kentucky
Date: May 2015
Location: Michigan-my garden
Date: June 8, 2017
Uploaded by Misawa77
Location: Chino Valley Arizona
Date: 2021-05-16
Uploaded by MaryDurtschi
Uploaded by Newyorkrita

At Schreiner's Iris Gardens, Oregon.
Uploaded by Betja
Location: My garden in Bakersfield, CA
Date: 2013-04-26
Uploaded by avmoran
Location: Michigan-my garden
Date: June 3, 2017
Location: My garden in southeast Nebraska
Date: 2011-05-27
Location: In my garden. Poland.
Location: In my garden at Middletown, DE
Date: 2016-05-28
Location: Schreiners Gardens
Date: 2012-05-31
Location: shounan Japan
Date: 2019/5/14
In rainy day.

Date: 2011-05-21
Uploaded by Paul2032

Date: 2011-05-23
Location: Australia
Date: 2021-10-28
Uploaded by Lbsmitty
Location: Catheys Valley CA
Photo courtesy of Superstition Iris Gardens, posted with permissi

Date: May 23, 2011 1:36 PM
Location: Enid, Oklahoma
Date: 2013-05-20
Uploaded by MaryDurtschi
Location: My garden in southeast Nebraska
Date: 2013-06-02
Uploaded by Newyorkrita
Uploaded by Newyorkrita

Photo courtesy of Blue J Iris Used with permission.

Date: 2015-05-27
Location: My garden in Bakersfield, CA
Date: 2013-04-26

Florentine Silk
Location: Florentine Silk in Keith Keppel's garden
Date: 2009-05-27
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2010-05-11
Uploaded by Paul2032
Location: My garden
Date: 2019-06-05
Location: My garden
Date: 2019-06-05
First year bloom.

Date: 2013-06-04

Date: 2013-06-04
Location: Cisco, Tx 
Date: 2020-04-15
Location: My garden in southeast Nebraska
Date: 2012-05-13
Location: My garden in southeast Nebraska
Date: 2012-05-03
Location: My garden in southeast Nebraska
Date: 2011-05-26
Location: My garden in southeast Nebraska
Date: 2011-05-26

Date: 2012-05-23
Location: My garden in zone 5/6 Indiana. 
Date: 5/15

Date: May 23, 2011 1:37 PM
Location: Middle of KS
Date: 2021-05-12

Photo courtesy of Comanche Acres Iris Garden
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: My garden in southeast Nebraska
Date: 2012-05-06
Uploaded by ElyceC
Location: Northern Germany
Date: 2002-11-01
SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA
Location: Michigan-my garden
Location: Mid-America Gardens, Salem, Oregon
Date: 2016-05-05
Uploaded by Paul2032
Location: My garden
Date: 2019-06-03

Date: 2011-05-23
Location: southern KY
Date: 2005-01-01
Location: Napa Iris Gardens
Date: 2012-05-18
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2010-05-07
First year bloom.
Location: My garden in southeast Nebraska
Date: 2013-06-02

Photo courtesy of Longfield Gardens
  • Uploaded by Joy
Uploaded by MaryDurtschi
Uploaded by MaryDurtschi
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2010-05-07
First year bloom.
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2010-05-07
First year bloom.
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Comments:
  • Posted by KentPfeiffer (Southeast Nebraska - Zone 5b) on Mar 22, 2012 8:36 PM concerning plant:
    Strong growing, heavy blooming variety. Great combination of colors.
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Very pretty! by Ridesredmule Nov 6, 2011 1:46 PM 1
The Iris is gorgeous. by DianaWest Feb 5, 2018 10:14 AM 1

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