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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Keith Keppel
Year Of Registration: 2004
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2005
Seedling Number: 98-115G
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 40 inches (102 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid Late
Flower Form: Bubble Ruffled
Laced
Bloom Color Classification: Lavender
White
Flower Patterns: Reverse Amoena
Bloom Color Description: Lavender white standards flushed orchid toward base; silvery white falls, slightly deeper toward edge
Beard Color: White, lightly tipped bittersweet pink in throat
Style Arm Color: Lavender white to light orchid
Awards: Honorable Mention: 2007
Award of Merit: 2009

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: Vienna Waltz X Fogbound
Child plants: 24 child plants

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Iris Flower Patterns: Amoenas and NeglectasIris Flower Patterns: Amoenas and Neglectas
By KentPfeiffer on April 19, 2013

Irises are named after the Greek goddess of the rainbow. It's a fitting name because iris flowers can be found in almost any color of the spectrum. If that didn't provide enough variety, they also come in an amazing array of patterns. Amoenas and neglectas have been my favorite flower patterns since my childhood.

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Posted by KentPfeiffer (Southeast Nebraska - Zone 5b) on Mar 23, 2012 8:22 PM

Another ethereal beauty from Keith Keppel. Strong growth and bloom.

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