Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Tuscan Summer') in the Irises Database

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Hybridizer: Keith Keppel
Year Of Registration: 2009
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2010
Seedling Number: 02-81A
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 38 inches (97 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Flower Form: Bubble Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Copper/Brown
Wine
Yellow
Flower Patterns: Plicata
Bloom Color Description: Blackish port wine standards shaded red brown, slight light yellow ground showing in lower center; falls have blackish port wine edge and striations, intense dandelion gold
Beard Color: Mustard yellow
Style Arm Color: Java brown, slight yellow lace points
Awards: Honorable Mention: 2012
Award of Merit: 2014
John C. Wister Medal: 2016

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: 98-204q: (98-204H: (Charleston x 92-44A: (87-26A: (Rosarita x 82-11K: (78-81A: (Rancho Rose x 75-113B: (71-12C, sibling to Flamenco x 71-43D: (68-17B, sibling to Roundup x April Melody))) x Gigolo)) x Power Surge)) X Drama Queen
Child plants: 5 child plants

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Location: KALAMA WA Date: 2016-05-18
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Location: My Garden in Kalama, WaDate: 2016-05-18
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Date: 2014-05-29
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Location: San Rafael, CADate: 2018-04-23
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Date: 2012-05-16
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Date: 2015-04-25
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Date: 2012-05-16
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Date: 2017-06-01
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Location: KALAMA WADate: 2016-05-18
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Date: 2015-05-27
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Date: 2014-05-22
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Location: Southern California zone 10aDate: April 13, 2016Maiden bloom
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Date: 2012-05-22
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Date: 2012-05-17
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Location: Schreiners GardensDate: 2012-06-01
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Location: At Napa Iris GardensDate: 2014-04-26
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Date: 2014-06-01
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Date: 2015-05-27
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Location: Mariposa Iris GardenDate: 2016-05-10
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Location: San Rafael, CADate: 2018-04-23
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Date: 2012-05-16
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Date: 2013-05-26
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Date: 2014-05-29
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Location: San Rafael, CADate: 2018-04-23
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Location: My garden in Bakersfield, CADate: 2013-04-21
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Location: My garden in Bakersfield, CADate: 2013-04-22
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Location: Willamette Valley OregonDate: 2014-05-24
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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very nice by robertduval14 Mar 22, 2014 3:42 PM 2
2018 ........i got a box!!!😁😍 by shizen Oct 14, 2018 8:35 AM 1,427
My new favorite iris growing now... by evelyninthegarden Jun 21, 2018 12:18 PM 36
My Enchanted Garden 2018 by Dachsylady86 Oct 16, 2018 10:23 PM 470
The best laid plans.... by lilpod13 Apr 18, 2018 11:38 AM 21
Blooms 2018 by cliftoncat Oct 17, 2018 12:52 AM 2,545
A Record Year by ARUBA1334 Apr 8, 2018 8:16 PM 818
I'm REALLY looking forward to this one!... by janwax Mar 3, 2018 12:24 PM 1,033
2018 Orders by Dachsylady86 Jul 17, 2018 5:56 PM 1,398
Please post your 2017 Iris Seedlings here by TsFlowers Nov 11, 2017 7:15 AM 107
Utah Iris Season 2017 by Zencat Nov 1, 2017 10:24 AM 521
Carolina Iris season 2017 - Let the blooms begin! by Lestv Feb 2, 2018 10:00 PM 1,503
"Goners" 2017 by UndertheSun Jan 12, 2018 10:49 AM 932
2017 orders by Lestv Sep 18, 2017 10:45 AM 1,756
Top 10 most wanted list for next year by UndertheSun Oct 29, 2017 3:27 AM 288
Tuscan Summer by UndertheSun Oct 13, 2016 10:06 AM 12
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
OK guys it's Fess Up time! by tveguy3 Dec 22, 2017 2:10 PM 801
What Keppel Irises do you currently have in your Garden? by tveguy3 Feb 27, 2016 11:27 AM 132
Looking forward to bloomtime 2016 by Zencat Mar 4, 2016 6:21 PM 608

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