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
Flowers: Showy
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
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Fleurs de Mar by Muddymitts Jun 11, 2016 8:15 PM 452
What Keppel Irises do you currently have in your Garden? by tveguy3 Feb 27, 2016 11:27 AM 132
Iris puzzles- identifying some no ids... by gemini_sage Sep 12, 2015 6:54 AM 145
Show us your Colors - Part 7 by Muddymitts Feb 23, 2015 8:26 PM 196
Show us your iris plantings...... by Paul2032 Oct 20, 2015 11:21 AM 159
Show us your Colors - Part 2 by Muddymitts Feb 22, 2015 10:34 AM 819
Show us your Colors................... by Muddymitts Feb 14, 2015 8:21 AM 1,821
Iris by the alphabet by Muddymitts Jan 18, 2015 9:01 AM 313
What Keppel irises do you have, and what did you add this year? by tveguy3 Sep 14, 2017 12:46 PM 303
Hanover Bloom 2014 - Better late than never! by Misawa77 Dec 14, 2014 7:45 PM 1,112
Orange and yellow seem like nice colors for irises by tveguy3 Apr 23, 2014 11:16 AM 321
Some pics from 2012 by Misawa77 Jan 7, 2013 8:14 AM 60
Keith Keppel Iris by Paul2032 Sep 16, 2012 10:27 AM 103

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