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■(IB) 'Dark Triad'

2017, Keppel

'Dark Triad' (Keith Keppel, R. 2016) Seedling 10-140A. IB, 20" (51 cm). Late bloom. Standards and falls blacker than (M&P 48-L-12); style arm crests black-grape (47-J-12); beards white tipped yellow-orange in throat, ends blue tipped brown. 'Dark Matter' X seedling 06-83D: (seedling 02-146B, 'Noble Gesture' sibling, x 'Noble Gesture'). Keppel 2017. Honorable Mention 2021.

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From Keith Keppel Iris catalog, 2017: DARK TRIAD L 20” Intermediate Bearded (Dark Matter X (sib x Noble Gesture)) #10-140A. Glossy-falled purple black, with style arms blackish grape. Beards blue tipped with brown, yellow orange in throat. About five flowers with ruffling per stalk. A nice dark accent to precede the tall bearded season. $20.00.


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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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Dark Triad 2021 2.jpgjpg Dark Triad 2021 2.jpg manage 43 K 17 May 2021 - 20:13 Main.Ladylovingdove Photo by Dorothy Parker in Burleson TX
darktriad.jpgjpg darktriad.jpg manage 160 K 13 Apr 2020 - 11:57 Main.TLaurin Photo by Howard Dash-Picacho Mountain Iris.
darktriad1.JPGJPG darktriad1.JPG manage 162 K 16 Apr 2020 - 18:54 Main.TLaurin Photo by Hugh Stout of Stout Gardens at Dancingtree.
darktriad5.JPGJPG darktriad5.JPG manage 50 K 08 Feb 2023 - 14:52 Main.TLaurin Photo by Smokin Heights-Australia
darktriad50.JPGJPG darktriad50.JPG manage 97 K 08 Feb 2023 - 14:54 Main.TLaurin Photo by Smokin Heights-Australia
darktriad51.JPGJPG darktriad51.JPG manage 120 K 26 Aug 2023 - 02:29 Main.TLaurin Photo by Smokin Heights-Australia
darktriad52.JPGJPG darktriad52.JPG manage 120 K 05 Oct 2023 - 21:59 Main.TLaurin Photo by Smokin Heights-Australia
darktriad7.JPGJPG darktriad7.JPG manage 245 K 09 Jun 2023 - 15:24 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
darktriad9.jpgjpg darktriad9.jpg manage 239 K 23 Jun 2021 - 15:37 Main.TLaurin Photo by Larry Lauer-Lauer's Flowers
darktriadibkeith.jpgjpg darktriadibkeith.jpg manage 181 K 03 Dec 2016 - 14:57 Main.TLaurin Photo by Keith Keppel Irises
darktriadkeith1.JPGJPG darktriadkeith1.JPG manage 144 K 16 Mar 2021 - 21:13 Main.TLaurin Photo by Robin Shadlow- Iris Sisters Farm
Topic revision: r20 - 05 Oct 2023, TLaurin
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