Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Social Event') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Keith Keppel
Year Of Registration: 1990
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1991
Seedling Number: 84-175A
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 36 inches (91 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Peach
Flower Patterns: Self
Bloom Color Description: Buff peach
Beard Color: Flame
Fragrance: Pronounced
Musky
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1993
Award of Merit: 1997

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
Fragrant
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Parentage: 78-25D: (73-17C, Maraschino sib, x Thelma Rudolph) X Gatty M8-2A: ((Pretty Lady x G69-2: ((Princess x Pink Sleigh) x Playgirl))
Child plants: 33 child plants

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Iris Leaf Spot On Flower Buds... by Meredith79 Jun 15, 2017 8:34 AM 22
What Keppel Irises do you currently have in your Garden? by tveguy3 Feb 27, 2016 11:27 AM 132
Amazing Don, Private Eye - Case of the missing Teenybopper by tveguy3 Jul 31, 2015 10:19 AM 105
Mindless chatter by Muddymitts Mar 18, 2019 12:29 PM 17,024
What Keppel irises do you have, and what did you add this year? by tveguy3 Mar 4, 2019 12:59 PM 382
OK, so how many have you got ordered??? by tveguy3 Aug 26, 2014 10:16 PM 759
wanda rezac's list part 2 s-z by irisawe Oct 23, 2017 7:04 AM 20

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