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Hybridizer: Keith Keppel
Year Of Registration: 1994
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1995
Seedling Number: 87-65A
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 38 inches (97 cm)
Bloom Season: Very Early
Early
Early Mid
Bloom Color Classification: Purple
Violet
White
Flower Patterns: Luminata
Bloom Color Description: French lilac standards blended light lilac grey at edge and base; blended and washed roman purple falls to french lilac with paler veining and narrow edge, white area beside beard
Beard Color: Mikado orange
Fragrance: Sweet
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1997
Award of Merit: 1999
John C. Wister Medal: 2001
Fred and Barbara Walther Cup: 1997

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
Fragrant
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Ploidy: Tetraploid
Parentage: 84-15C: ((((68-39F: (66-35C: ((Irma Melrose x Tea Apron) x ((Full Circle x Rococo) x Tea Apron)) x April Melody) x 68-39D) x 74-52A: ((Joy Ride x Roundup) x (April Melody x (66-35B x April Melody)))) x (Mistress x 75-98B: (71-12C: (68-5A: ((Henna Stitches x (Maricopa x Chinquapin)) x Montage) x Roundup) x 71-41 F: ((Montage x April Melody) x April Melody)))) x (77-111Q: (74-32B: ((Roundup x: (66-56F: (Amigo's Guitar x (Rippling Waters x Gypsy Lullaby)) x Barcelona)) x Osage Buff) x 75-113B: ((68-5A: ((Henna Stitches x (Maricopa x Chinquapin)) x Montage) x Roundup) x ((Montage x April Melody) x April Melody))) x 78-70A: (75-103E: ((((Irma Melrose x Tea Apron) x ((Full Circle x Rococo) x Tea Apron)) x April Melody) x Caramba) x Flamenco) x 75-98B: (71-12C: (68-5A: ((Henna Stitches x (Maricopa x Chinquapin)) x Montage) x Roundup) x ((Montage x April Melody) x April Melody)))) X 85-15C: ((74-35D: (71-50E: ((66-35B: ((Irma Melrose x Tea Apron) x ((Full Circle x Rococo) x Tea Apron)) x April Melody) x (66-35C x April Melody)) x Osage Buff) x Goddess) x (Goddess x (74-35C x 74-52A)))
Child plants: 95 child plants

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  • Iris
  • Tall Bearded Iris

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Date: May 27, 2017
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Date: 2011-05-20
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Location: Keith Keppel's garden in Salem, OR
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Date: 2008-04-09
Iris \"Fancy Woman\"
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Date: 2016-10-16

Photo courtesy of Blue J Iris Used with permission.
Location: Southeast Nebraska
Date: 2014-05-24
Location: Southeast Nebraska
Date: 2014-05-24
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