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■(BB) 'Embroidery'

1970, Keppel

'Embroidery' ( Keith Keppel, R. 1970). Seedling #64-43K. BB, 26" (66 cm), midseason bloom. White ground plicata stitched roslyn blue (M&P 44-I-12); blue-white beard tipped yellow. Seedling #61-49I: ( 'Happy Meeting' x 'Rococo') X seedling #61-48D: ( 'Full Circle' x 'Rococo'). Keppel 1971. Honorable Mention 1972; Judges' Choice 1973; Award of Merit 1974; Knowlton Medal 1977.

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From AIS Bulletin #201 April 1971 Introducing EMBROIDERY (Keppel). M. 26". (Happy Meeting x Rococo) X (Full Circle x Rococo). The stitching on this chunky, ruffled flower is done in a clear shade of blue violet (roslyn blue, the color charts call it), and a precise stitching it is. Blue-white beards are tipped yellow, styles are violet. Thin well-branched stems. Has shown a definite tendency to bloom off-season in its home climate. HC in 1970. $15.00. Keith Keppel.


Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

Hardiness Zones 4-8 for most varieties, Some cultivars tolerate colder, others tolerate warmer zones (please comment in comment box with your location if this cultivar grows well in zone 3, 4, 9, or 10.)
Exposure Prefers full sun for optimal performance, may still bloom in half-day shade
Water: Prefers well drained good garden soil, Tolerant of dry conditions in established plants, Intolerant of swampy conditions.
PH Prefers Neutral to basic solis 6.1 to 8.5, quite toleranr of more extreme conditions
Fertilizer Prefers rich conditions on relatively inorganic soils.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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BBEmbroideryVL1.JPGJPG BBEmbroideryVL1.JPG manage 67 K 03 Dec 2014 - 14:35 Main.TLaurin Photo by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-Canada
BBEmbroideryVL116.JPGJPG BBEmbroideryVL116.JPG manage 27 K 27 Jul 2016 - 16:59 Main.Betsy881 Detail of photo by Betsy Higgins
BBEmbroideryVL2.JPGJPG BBEmbroideryVL2.JPG manage 77 K 03 Dec 2014 - 14:38 Main.TLaurin Photo by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-Canada
BBEmbroideryVL3.JPGJPG BBEmbroideryVL3.JPG manage 78 K 03 Dec 2014 - 14:42 Main.TLaurin Photo by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-Canada
Topic revision: r16 - 10 May 2023, davepote
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