Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Keith Keppel
Year Of Registration: 2018
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2019
Seedling Number: 05-69C
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 35 inches (89 cm)
Bloom Season: Early
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Purple
Flower Patterns: Luminata
Bloom Color Description: Concord standards, very faint paler venation toward edge, 1/16" blue white edge; velvety concord falls, minute blue white edge, white area beside beards, fine speckled transitional area, faint yellow edge deep in throat at hafts
Beard Color: White, tipped chrome yellow in throat, tipped lemon yellow at end
Style Arm Color: Blue white to wisteria violet
Awards: Honorable Mention: 2021
Award of Merit: 2023

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: 00-56D: (97-86B: (Fancy Dress x New Leaf) x Moonlit Water) X 02-106A: (High Master x 00-72C: (97-88A: (93-36B: (Handshake x 91-155A: (Cross Current x 88-39A: (84-122A: (Snowbrook x Blackout) x 85-45A: (80-131E: (76-126A: ((((Siva Siva x Diplomacy) x Montage) x (Vaudeville x Charmed Circle)) x ((Montage x (((Gene Wild x Majorette) x Rococo) x (Siva Siva x Diplomacy))) x (Vaudeville x Charmed Circle))) x Charmed Life) x 80-136B: (74-54J: (71-61E: (((Siva Siva x Diplomacy) x Montage) x (Vaudeville x Charmed Circle)) x 71-60B:((( ((Gene Wild x Majorette) x Rococo) x 61-28A: (Taholah x 59-4B: (Progenitor x Royal Band)) x My Honeycomb)) x (((Gene Wild x Majorette) x Rococo) x (Siva Siva x Diplomacy))) x (Vaudeville x Charmed Circle))) x Charmed Life))))) x 91-153B: (Spirit World x Answered Prayers)) x 92-23A: (Spirit World x 90-34A: (Fancy Woman x 86-23A: (79-47A: (Goddess x 77-137F: (74-35C: (71-50E: ((66-35B: ((Irma Melrose x Tea Apron) x ((Full Circle x Rococo) x Tea Apron)) x April Melody) x (66-35C x April Melody)) x Osage Buff) x 74-52A: (71-35C: (Joy Ride x Roundup) x 70-51B: (April Melody x 68-40B: (66-35B: (63-48A: (Irma Melrose x Tea Apron) x 64-45G: (61-48D: (Full Circle x Rococo) x Tea Apron)) x April Melody))))) x 82-3C: (Goddess x 77-137F))))))
Child plants: 2 child plants

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Common names
  • Tall Bearded Iris
  • Iris

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Location: southeast Nebraska 
Date: 2021-05-06 
1st bloom of plant
Location: Keith Keppel's garden near Salem, OR
Date: 2015-05-13
Location: In my garden, Middletown, Delaware
Date: 2020-05-18
Location: keppel garden
Date: 2017-05-26
Location: My Garden in Janesville, WI
Date: 2021-05-16
Location: My Garden in Janesville, WI
Date: 2023-05-23
Location: Philo, California
Date: 2022-05-20
First bloom - 2022! Purchased new intro in 2019.
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Date: 2024-04-11

Date: 2021-05-04
Location: Wanda’s garden, Dayton KY
Date: 2023-05-17
Location: Photo by Carol Bacskai; zone 5b, Yorkville, IL
Date: 2023-05-26
Location: Philo, California
Date: 2022-05-20

Date: 2020-05-15
Location: keppel garden
Date: 2017-05-29
Location: In my garden, Middletown, Delaware
Date: 2023-05-16
Location: southeast Nebraska 
Date: 2022-05-22

Date: 2021-05-03
Location: My Garden in PA
Date: 2021-05-16
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Date: 2024-04-11

Date: 2021-05-11
Location: Michigan-my garden
Date: 2022-05-29

Photo courtesy of Keith Keppel Irises
Location: My Garden in PA
Date: 2022-05-15
My favorite iris!  It's so beautiful.  A must have!
Location: southeast Nebraska 
Date: 2023-05-12
Uploaded by MaryDurtschi
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This is so pretty!!!!!!!!! by UndyingLight Dec 4, 2018 10:39 PM 0

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