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Hybridizer: Keith Keppel
Year Of Registration: 2009
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2010
Seedling Number: 04-133C
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 36 inches (91 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Flower Form: Bubble Ruffled
Laced
Bloom Color Classification: Silver/Grey
Flower Patterns: Blend
Bloom Color Description: Pale pinkish grey white standards; pinkish lavender grey white falls heavily overlaid heliotrope grey to lobelia violet, fine lining and texture veining
Beard Color: Light shrimp pink, light blue at end
Style Arm Color: Pale pinkish grey-white, lavender lip
Awards: Honorable Mention: 2012
Award of Merit: 2014
John C. Wister Medal: 2016
Dykes Memorial Medal: 2018

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: Blyth N48-X: (Royal Sterling x Keppel 99-42Y: (Last Laugh x 95-49B: (Electrique x Romantic Evening))) X Blyth N213: (Hello It's Me x Reckless in Denim)
Child plants: 78 child plants

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We're Celebrating Irises This Week!We're Celebrating Irises This Week!
By dave on May 9, 2015

We open our Irises Celebration Week with a look at the top cultivars, top comments, most thumbed images, a contest, and more!

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Location: Santa Cruz Mountains, CaliforniaDate: 2016-04-29Haunted Heart (Keppel '10)
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Location: Russia, Krasnodarskij KrajDate: 2018-05-15
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Location: Philo, CaliforniaDate: 2015-05-08
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Location: Philo, CaliforniaDate: 2015-05-08
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Location: Greenhouse grown in a pot, photographed in the garden.Date: May 18, 2019
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Location: Michigan-my gardenDate: June 10, 2017
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Location: Russia, Krasnodarskij KrajDate: 2018-05-15
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Location: IowaDate: 2012-05-11
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Date: 2015-06-16
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Location: Bochnia, PolandDate: 2015-06-03
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Location: My garden near Houghton Lake, MIDate: 2020-06-18
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Location: Russia, Krasnodarskij Kraj
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Date: 2013-05-28
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Location: Las Cruces, NMDate: 2017-04-23Tall Bearded Iris Haunted Heart
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Location: Philo, CaliforniaDate: 2016-05-08
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Location: East facing garden zone 6aDate: May 2019Indoor picture due to expected weather
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Location: Photo by Carol Bacskai; zone 5b, Yorkville, ILIt's amazing how the bloom "greyed" out over night. Such personal
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Date: 2020-05-03
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Location: Photo by Carol Bacskai; zone 5b, Yorkville, ILI do not alter the color, or saturation, in my photos.
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Date: 2012-05-23
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Location: Zone 7 KnoxvilleDate: 2017-04-26
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Location: Washington 8bDate: 2018-05-16
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Location: Nocona,Texas zn.7 My gardensDate: Spring 2019A slow grower so far..but WOW, gorgeous!
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Location: Wichita, Kansas, USADate: 2021-05-19
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Location: Photo by Carol Bacskai; zone 5b, Yorkville, IL
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Date: 2021-06-02
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Date: 2012-05-27
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Date: 2015-04-25
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Date: 2013-05-28
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Location: Michigan-my gardenDate: June 5, 2017
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Location: Wichita, Kansas, USADate: 2021-05-20
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Location: My garden in Bakersfield, CADate: April 25, 2012
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Location: Taken at a local iris showDate: 2013-05-04
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Location: Willamette Valley OregonDate: 2014-05-24
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Photo courtesy of Sutton's Iris Gardens
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Location: Nocona,Texas zn.7 My gardensDate: April 22, 2020
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Location: Radford VirginiaDate: 2020-05-24FFO on a new plant, 5/24/2020. I am really quite taken with the s
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Date: 2021-06-02
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Date: 2012-05-23
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Location: Pleasant Grove, UtahDate: 2012-05-23In my garden
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Location: Catheys Valley CAPhoto courtesy of Superstition Iris Gardens, posted with permissi
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Date: 2015-05-25
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Location: Photo by Carol Bacskai; zone 5b, Yorkville, ILDate: 2021-05-22Behind "Haunted Heart" is Coffee Trader, and Berry Scary
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Location: Taken at a local iris showDate: 2013-05-04
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Location: Willamette Valley OregonDate: 2014-05-24
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Date: 2013-05-31
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Posted by KentPfeiffer (Southeast Nebraska - Zone 5b) on Mar 22, 2012 9:56 PM

One of the most beautiful irises I've ever seen. Never thought I would say that about an iris that is basically grey.

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Posted by avmoran (Pylesville, MD Zone 6B) on May 21, 2011 9:05 PM

First Bloom, 1st Year and it won first place. Had I planted it in the ground and it had the bloom size, it might have won queen. Love it.

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Posted by KentPfeiffer (Southeast Nebraska - Zone 5b) on Jan 25, 2015 12:58 PM

Sibling to Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Ghost Writer')

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