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■(IB) 'Guru'

1995, Keppel

'Guru' (Keith Keppel, R. 1994). Seedling #90-13B. IB, 22" (56 cm). Late midseason bloom. Standards near royal purple (M&P 43-K-10), faint white center infusion; style arms royal purple; falls 1/4" matching edge, slightly redder (43-K-10) shoulders, white blaze; beards chrome orange (10-K-12), blue white at end; pronounced sweet fragrance. Seedling #84-101B: (((seedling #74-48G: (('April Melody' x seedling #68-40B: (seedling #66-35B: (('Irma Melrose' x 'Tea Apron') x (('Full Circle' x 'Rococo') x 'Tea Apron')) x 'April Melody')) x ('Roundup' x seedling #69-30D, 'Artwork' sibling)) x (((seedling #66-35C x 'April Melody') x seedling #68-40B) x 'Osage Buff')) x ('Firewater' x seedling #74-48A)) x 'Daredevil') X 'Nimble Toes'. Keppel 1995. Honorable Mention 1997.

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From AIS Bulletin #296 January 1995 Introducing GURU (Keppel) IB, ML 22" ((inv. April Melody, Irma Melrose, Tea Apron, Full Circle, Rococo, Artwork sib, Roundup, Osage Buff, Firewater x Daredevil) X Nimble Toes). Ruffled dark royal purple plicata, with white ground showing only in center of standards and as large unmarked fall blaze. Intense red-orange beards, blue white at tip. #90-13. $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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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
GURU01.jpgjpg GURU01.jpg manage 168 K 03 Dec 2015 - 21:43 Main.TLaurin Photo by Klaus Burkhardt- Iris Schwertilienoase-Germany
Guru3.jpgjpg Guru3.jpg manage 50 K 26 Sep 2013 - 01:47 Main.TLaurin Photo by Will Plotner-Wildwood Gardens
GuruN.jpgjpg GuruN.jpg manage 43 K 20 Oct 2011 - 23:35 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
guru02.JPGJPG guru02.JPG manage 90 K 30 Jun 2014 - 01:46 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
guru03.JPGJPG guru03.JPG manage 83 K 30 Jun 2014 - 01:48 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
guru04.jpgjpg guru04.jpg manage 69 K 18 Feb 2015 - 03:41 Main.TLaurin Photo by Elladan McLeester
guru05.jpgjpg guru05.jpg manage 62 K 18 Feb 2015 - 03:43 Main.TLaurin Photo by Elladan McLeester
guru4.jpgjpg guru4.jpg manage 75 K 24 Jan 2014 - 22:49 Main.TLaurin Photo by Robert Piatek-Poland
guru5.jpgjpg guru5.jpg manage 64 K 24 Jan 2014 - 22:50 Main.TLaurin Photo by Robert Piatek-Poland
Topic revision: r19 - 29 Mar 2022, TLaurin
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