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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: 9 child plants

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By dave on May 9, 2015

We open our Irises Celebration Week with a look at the top cultivars, top comments, most thumbed images, a contest, and more!

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Location: My Garden in Janesville, WIDate: 2016-05-28
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Date: 2017-05-27
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Location: My gardenDate: June 1, 2019
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Location: Santa Cruz Mountains, CaliforniaDate: 2018-05-07
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Location: Russia, Krasnodarskij KrajDate: 2016-05-12
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Date: 2018-05-19
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Location: Van Buren, MODate: 2018-05-19
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Location: Russia, Krasnodarskij KrajDate: 2018-05-17
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Location: Russia, Krasnodarskij KrajDate: 2017-05-21
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Florentine Silk and bee
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At Schreiner's Iris Gardens, Oregon.
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Location: My garden in KentuckyDate: 2010-05-07First year bloom.
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Location: Las Cruces, NMDate: 2017-04-26Tall Bearded Iris Florentine Silk
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Location: San Rafael, CADate: 2018-05-06
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Location: Lincoln NE zone 5Date: 2018-05-28
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Date: 2020-05-25
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Date: 2020-05-31
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At Schreiner's Iris Gardens, Oregon.
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Date: 2012-05-23
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Location: Iowa
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Location: BCDate: June 2014
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Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon Date: 2015-05-15
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Location: Northern GermanyDate: 2002-11-04SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA
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Location: San Rafael, CADate: 2020-05-04
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Location: Schreiners GardensDate: 2012-05-31
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Location: Michigan-my gardenDate: June 3, 2017
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Location: Michigan-my gardenDate: June 8, 2017
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Location: In my garden. Poland.
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Location: Radford VirginiaDate: 2020-05-25FFO, 5/25/2020. Almost identical in color - though darker - to Ce
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Date: 2020-05-31
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At Schreiner's Iris Gardens, Oregon.
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Location: My garden in Bakersfield, CADate: 2013-04-26
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Date: 2013-05-31
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Location: Middle of KSDate: 2021-05-12
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Florentine Silk
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Photo courtesy of Blue J Iris Used with permission.
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Location: My garden in Bakersfield, CADate: 2013-04-26
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Location: Florentine Silk in Keith Keppel's gardenDate: 2009-05-27
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Date: 2012-05-23
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Date: 2013-06-04
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Location: My garden in KentuckyDate: 2010-05-11
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Location: My garden in zone 5/6 Indiana. Date: 5/15
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Date: 2015-05-27
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Location: Michigan-my garden
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Location: Cisco, Tx Date: 2020-04-15
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Location: Northern GermanyDate: 2002-11-01SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA
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Posted by KentPfeiffer (Southeast Nebraska - Zone 5b) on Mar 22, 2012 8:36 PM

Strong growing, heavy blooming variety. Great combination of colors.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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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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