Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Russian Violet') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Keith Keppel
Year Of Registration: 2009
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2010
Seedling Number: 00-201F
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 36 inches (91 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid Late
Flower Form: Bubble Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Violet
Flower Patterns: Bitone
Bloom Color Description: Litho purple standards; veronica violet falls shading to litho purple toward edge, hafts aster violet
Beard Color: Greyed melon pink, ontario violet at end
Style Arm Color: Litho purple

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: 96-42A: (Lotus Land x 93-160A: (Frosting x 89-29G: (Social Event x Femme Fatale)) X Adoregon

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Date: 2014-06-01
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Location: Schreiners GardensDate: 2012-06-04
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Location: Schreiners GardensDate: 2012-05-31
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Location: Michigan-my gardenDate: June 11, 2017
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Photo courtesy of Iris Sisters Farm, used with permission
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Photo courtesy of Keith Keppel Irises
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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2019 Orders Already! by LizinElizabeth Apr 21, 2019 1:41 AM 783
Best bets for a newbie, zone 5B by Keysfins Aug 19, 2018 3:43 PM 40
Magical Michigan 2018-Lindsay's Garden by Lbsmitty Jul 18, 2018 1:34 PM 340
Lindsay's Blooms by Lbsmitty Aug 1, 2017 3:04 AM 511
Show Us your "Dark Top" irises by tveguy3 Dec 23, 2016 5:13 AM 87
I got a box!!! - 2016 version by Lestv Dec 19, 2016 3:15 PM 1,664
Fleurs de Mar by Muddymitts Jun 11, 2016 8:15 PM 452
What have you ordered so far for the year by creativeclover Oct 6, 2017 5:07 AM 117
What Keppel Irises do you currently have in your Garden? by tveguy3 Feb 27, 2016 11:27 AM 132
2016 Orders by Henhouse Oct 20, 2016 4:50 AM 2,169
Show us your Colors................... by Muddymitts Feb 14, 2015 8:21 AM 1,821
Mindless chatter by Muddymitts Apr 20, 2019 5:50 PM 17,252
What Keppel irises do you have, and what did you add this year? by tveguy3 Mar 4, 2019 12:59 PM 382
Getting ready for incoming shipments by Henhouse Jun 24, 2014 11:45 AM 38
Some of your favorite Purple or Violet irises by tveguy3 May 3, 2014 4:51 PM 365
My Spring Trips to the West Coast by ARUBA1334 Jan 14, 2013 3:07 PM 148
What Keppel irises did you add this year by tveguy3 Oct 6, 2012 12:21 PM 18
Keith Keppel Iris by Paul2032 Sep 16, 2012 10:27 AM 103

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