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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
Ploidy: Tetraploid
Parentage: 98-204Q: (98-204H: (Charleston x 92-44A: (87-26A: (Rosarita x 82-11K: (78-81A: (Rancho Rose x 75-113B: (71-12C: (68-5A: ((Henna Stitches x (Maricopa x Chinquapin)) x Montage) x Roundup) x 71-43D: (68-17B: (Montage x April Melody) x April Melody))) x Gigolo)) x Power Surge)) X Drama Queen
Child plants: 35 child plants

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Common names
  • Iris
  • Tall Bearded Iris

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Location: San Rafael, CA
Date: 2018-05-01
Location: KALAMA WA 
Date: 2016-05-18
  • Uploaded by Joy

Date: 2020-05-24
Location: Garland, TX
Date: 2020-04-20
Uploaded by Neela
Location: Keith Keppel's Garden
Date: 2015-05-13
Location: My Garden in Kalama, Wa
Date: 2016-05-18
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: WRP OKC
Date: May 2015
Tuscan Summer
Location: my yard
Location: Russia, Rostov Region. Natalia Ternovaya 's Garden 
Date: 2023-05-25

Date: 2017-06-01
Location: Western Washington
Date: 2020-05-14
Location: My garden, Watkins Glen, NY
Date: May 2022
Lit by the rising sun
Location: My garden
Date: 2019-05-24
Location: Garland, TX
Date: 2020-04-20
Location: San Rafael, CA
Date: 2018-04-23

Date: 2015-04-25
Location: Keith Keppel's Garden
Date: 2015-05-13

Date: 2017-06-01
Location: KALAMA WA
Date: 2016-05-18
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: In my garden at Middletown, DE
Date: 2016-05-22

Date: 2014-05-29

Date: 2012-05-16
Location: Keith Keppel's Garden
Date: 2015-05-13

Date: 2012-05-16
Location: Mid-America Gardens, Salem, Oregon
Date: 2016-05-05
Location: Santa Cruz, California
Date: 2017-04-22
Uploaded by Serjio
Uploaded by Serjio
Location: Garland, TX
Date: 2020-04-20

Date: 2014-05-22

Date: 2020-05-04
Location: my yard
Date: 2018
Location: Southern California zone 10a
Date: April 13, 2016
Maiden bloom

Date: 2012-05-22
Location: My garden
Date: 2019-05-25
Backlit by bright sunshine.
Location: Schreiners Gardens
Date: 2012-06-01
Location: San Rafael, CA
Date: 2018-04-23
Uploaded by Betja

Date: 2015-05-27

Date: 2015-05-27
Location: Cisco, Tx 
Date: 2020-04-15
Location: Chino Valley Arizona
Date: 2020-05-17
Uploaded by Serjio
Uploaded by Serjio
Location: Clymer,PA
Date: 05/20/2019
Uploaded by Paul2032
Location: My garden
Date: 2019-05-25
First year bloom.
Location: My garden
Date: 2019-05-30
In full sun.
Location: At Napa Iris Gardens
Date: 2014-04-26
Location: Russia, Rostov Region. Natalia Ternovaya 's Garden 
Date: 2023-05-25

Date: 2012-05-17
Uploaded by Betja
Location: Chino Valley Arizona
Date: 2021-05-04

Date: 2014-06-01
Location: San Rafael, CA
Date: 2018-04-23
Location: Mariposa Iris Garden
Date: 2016-05-10
Location: Iowa
Date: 2013-06-02

Date: 2013-05-26
Location: Western Washington
Date: 2016-05-04
Uploaded by Betja
Location: keppel garden
Date: 2012-06-01

Date: 2014-05-29

Date: 2014-05-29

Date: 2012-05-16
Location: Catheys Valley CA
Photo courtesy of Superstition Iris Gardens, posted with permissi
Uploaded by Betja
Uploaded by Betja
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2012-05-16
In my garden

Date: 2013-05-26

Date: 2012-05-17
Uploaded by Betja

Photo courtesy of Sutton's Iris Gardens
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Date: 2012-05-17
Location: Willamette Valley Oregon
Date: 2014-05-24
Uploaded by Paul2032
Location: My garden in Bakersfield, CA
Date: 2013-04-21
Location: My garden in Bakersfield, CA
Date: 2013-04-22

Date: 2012-05-16
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