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■(TB) 'Focus'

1976, Keppel

'Focus' (Keith Keppel, R. 1975). Seedling# 69-6B. TB, height 38" (97 cm), Late bloom. Standards pale lilac blue (M&P 41-B-5) with faint 1/4" edging of champagne (11-B-3); falls white center with solid 1" edge of imperial purple (45-L-10) to petunia purple (46-K-11); bronze-yellow beard. 'High Life' X seedling# 64-32E: (('Happy Meeting' x 'Rococo') x 'Diplomacy'). Keppel, Melrose Gardens 1976.

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From Melrose Gardens catalog 1976: FOCUS (Keppel '76) Late 38" Sdg. 69-6B: High Life X ((Happy Meeting x Rococo) x Diplomacy). Only Mother Nature in one of her more contrary moods could have contrived such a bold contrapositioning of colors. The foggy mist of lilac-blue standards edged in hazy tan around the undulating petal perimeters are here designed as companions for the extroverted falls, confidently bragging of the one inch, solid, petunia-purple bands which audaciously encompass the fleckless white of the mid-fall areas. Just a few distinct dots appear along the inner edges of these bands—and, of all things—bronze beards are placed according to custom. Two to three wellsituated branches plus terminal support these big, wide petaied, fluted, but uncompromising flowers. EC'73 NET 25.00.
 

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Focus.JPGJPG Focus.JPG manage 70 K 15 Feb 2011 - 05:14 IrisP  
Focus_Sch80.jpgjpg Focus_Sch80.jpg manage 152 K 06 Feb 2014 - 19:11 Main.davepote From Schreiner's Iris Catalog 1980, p. 21.
focus01.jpgjpg focus01.jpg manage 64 K 24 Jun 2015 - 02:11 Main.TLaurin Photo by Barry Blyth-Australia
focus02.jpgjpg focus02.jpg manage 73 K 29 May 2014 - 21:53 Main.TLaurin Photo by Paul Black
focus2.jpgjpg focus2.jpg manage 67 K 06 Sep 2013 - 02:03 Main.TLaurin Photo by Echo Iris Garden
Topic revision: r15 - 05 May 2019, Betsy881
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