Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Bel Esprit') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer:Keith Keppel
Year Of Registration:2002
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry):2002
Seedling Number:96-29D
Classification:Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height:40 inches (107 cm)
Bloom Season:Mid
Flower Form:Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification:Copper/Brown
Flower Patterns:Blend
Bloom Color Description:Rose beige standards with strong greyed purple base and center shading; falls have india buff shoulders, parchment edge and agate grey center
Beard Color:Mandarin red
Style Arm Color:Parchment, midrib flushed purple
Awards:Honorable Mention: 2004
Award of Merit: 2006

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
Underground structures:Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds:Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods:Division
Parentage:92-69B: (88-99C: (Florida Orange x (Flashpoint x 79-56E: ((72-5B x Orange Empire) x Orangerie)))) x Island Dancer) X Fogbound
Child plants:3 child plants


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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread TitleLast ReplyReplies
Fleurs de Mar by MuddymittsJun 11, 2016 8:15 PM452
What Keppel Irises do you currently have in your Garden? by tveguy3Feb 27, 2016 11:27 AM132
Iris puzzles- identifying some no ids... by gemini_sageSep 12, 2015 6:54 AM145
Show us your Colors - Part 7 by MuddymittsFeb 23, 2015 8:26 PM196
Show us your iris plantings...... by Paul2032Oct 20, 2015 11:21 AM159
Show us your Colors - Part 2 by MuddymittsFeb 22, 2015 10:34 AM819
Show us your Colors................... by MuddymittsFeb 14, 2015 8:21 AM1,821
Iris by the alphabet by MuddymittsJan 18, 2015 9:01 AM313
What Keppel irises do you have, and what did you add this year? by tveguy3Sep 14, 2017 12:46 PM303
Hanover Bloom 2014 - Better late than never! by Misawa77Dec 14, 2014 7:45 PM1,112
Orange and yellow seem like nice colors for irises by tveguy3Apr 23, 2014 11:16 AM321
Some pics from 2012 by Misawa77Jan 7, 2013 8:14 AM60
Keith Keppel Iris by Paul2032Sep 16, 2012 10:27 AM103

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