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■(BB) 'Petite Ballet'

1992, Keppel

'Petite Ballet' ( Keith Keppel, R. 1991). Seedling 83-3A. BB, height 25" (64 cm). Early bloom. Standards pale blue (M&P 42-AB-5) shaded white at base; falls white ground, 3/4" solid campanula (42-J-10) band paling (42-E-8) to narrow outer edge; beards white, tipped pale lemon in throat; pronounced sweet fragrance.Seedling #80-130F, 'Armada' sibling, X seedling #80-130P, sibling. Keppel 1992. Honorable Mention 1994; Award of Merit 1996; Knowlton Medal 1999.

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From AIS Bulletin #284 January 1992 Introducing PETITE BALLET (Keppel) E 25" (Armada sib X sib) Neglecta-plicata with superb ruffled and compact form. $25.00. 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.

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BBPetiteBalletVL1.JPGJPG BBPetiteBalletVL1.JPG manage 62 K 03 Dec 2014 - 15:44 Main.TLaurin Photo by Verna Laurin, AIS National Conv. York PA 1995
PetiteBallet01.jpgjpg PetiteBallet01.jpg manage 26 K 18 Jul 2017 - 19:49 Main.TLaurin Photo by Amazing Iris Garden-New Zealand
petiteballet01.JPGJPG petiteballet01.JPG manage 49 K 14 May 2020 - 01:55 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1997 Stockton Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r21 - 05 Jan 2022, Harloiris
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