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■(BB) 'Low Spirits'

1994, Keppel

'Low Spirits' (Keith Keppel, R. 1993). Seedling #87-60A. BB, 26" (66 cm). Early midseason bloom. Standards reddish violet (M&P 43-F-6) with salmon buff (10-B-3) edge; falls velvety prunella purple (44-K-11), paler veining, narrow white jade (10-A-2) side border, golden orange (9-J-7) hafts, warm white area around beard; beards capucine buff (9-E-5) merging to reddish orange (1-A-2) in throat. Seedling #84-22C: ((((Seedling #68-39F: (seedling #66-35C: (('Irma Melrose' x 'Tea Apron') x (('Full Circle' x 'Rococo') x 'Tea Apron')) x 'April Melody') x seedling #68-39D) x seedling #74-52A: (( 'Joy Ride' x 'Roundup') x ('April Melody' x (seedling #66-35B x 'April Melody')))) x ('Mistress' x seedling #75-98B, 'Peccadillo' sibling)) x ('Goddess' x (seedling #74-35C, 'Mistress' sibling x seedling #74-52A))) X seedling #82-45A: (seedling #77-111Q, 'Gigolo' sibling x seedling #78-70A, 'Rosy Cloud' sibling). Keppel 1994. Honorable Mention 1996; Award of Merit 1998.

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From AIS Bulletin #292 January 1994 Introducing LOW SPIRITS (Keppel) BB EM 26" (((((68-39F x 68-390) x 74-52A: ((Joy Ride x Roundup) x (April Melody x (66-35B x April Melody)))) x (Mistress x Peccadillo sib)) x (Goddess x (Mistress sib x 74-52A))) X (Gigolo sib x Rosy Cloud sib)). A shorter, paler Spirit World variation. Pale salmon-buff standards suffused soft rosy purple. Prunella purple falls with slightly paler veining and narrow buff edge on sides. Pale creamy orange to tangerine beards, flower heart warm white to soft orange. #87-60A. $20.00. 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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LowSpirits.JPGJPG LowSpirits.JPG manage 30 K 19 Jan 2011 - 20:11 IrisP  
lowspirits2.jpgjpg lowspirits2.jpg manage 31 K 23 Mar 2013 - 13:41 Main.TLaurin C&T Iris Patch
lowspirits5.JPGJPG lowspirits5.JPG manage 55 K 21 Apr 2020 - 20:26 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1995 Stockton Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r18 - 10 Oct 2022, Harloiris
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