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■(IB) 'Hot Topic'

2003, Keppel

'Hot Topic' (Keith Keppel, R. 2002). Seedling #98-70B. lB, 27" (69 cm), Early midseason bloom. Standards kazak brown (M&P 7-L-9), dandelion (9-L-4) base; style arms dandelion; falls darker kazak to brazil brown (8-L-8), intense dark dandelion heart, faint dandelion edge; beards darker than deep chrome yellow (9-L-7). 'Fancy Woman' X 'Brash'. Keppel 2003. Honorable Mention 2005.

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From AIS Bulletin #328 January 2003 Introducing HOT TOPIC EM 27" (Domaine sib) Luminata: rose-brown, with intense dandelion yellow heart, solid yellow orange beards. #98-70B. $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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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
HOT_TOPIC9.jpgjpg HOT_TOPIC9.jpg manage 205 K 28 Apr 2021 - 14:59 UnknownUser Photo by Sunshine Iris Nursery-Australia
HOT_TOPIC__(Keppel_2003,_IB).JPGJPG HOT_TOPIC__(Keppel_2003,_IB).JPG manage 1 MB 08 Aug 2016 - 23:03 PerryDyer  
HOT_TOPIC__(Keppel_2003,_IB)_(2).JPGJPG HOT_TOPIC__(Keppel_2003,_IB)_(2).JPG manage 1 MB 08 Aug 2016 - 23:03 PerryDyer  
Hot_Topic-4.jpgjpg Hot_Topic-4.jpg manage 70 K 11 Jan 2010 - 00:09 GaryKeller G Keller Zone 6 April 30
Hot_Topic_IB_Keith_Keppel_2003.jpgjpg Hot_Topic_IB_Keith_Keppel_2003.jpg manage 65 K 21 Sep 2014 - 00:26 Main.georgebacon Photo by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris Garden
IMG_2885-X2_hot_topic.jpgjpg IMG_2885-X2_hot_topic.jpg manage 132 K 19 Feb 2016 - 20:55 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
hottopic03.jpgjpg hottopic03.jpg manage 62 K 08 Jul 2013 - 15:42 UnknownUser Photo by Schreiner's Iris Gardens
hottopic09SPIib.jpgjpg hottopic09SPIib.jpg manage 69 K 22 Mar 2010 - 16:18 Main.mshadow Picture by Snowpeak Iris
hottopic1.jpgjpg hottopic1.jpg manage 151 K 18 May 2020 - 03:19 UnknownUser Photo by Robert Piatek-Poland
hottopic10.jpgjpg hottopic10.jpg manage 186 K 08 Apr 2022 - 19:30 UnknownUser Photo by Robert Piatek-Poland
hottopic11.JPGJPG hottopic11.JPG manage 201 K 04 May 2023 - 20:43 UnknownUser Photo by Robert Piatek-Poland
hottopic12.JPGJPG hottopic12.JPG manage 311 K 01 Dec 2023 - 03:12 UnknownUser Photo by Robert Piatek-Poland
hottopic5.jpgjpg hottopic5.jpg manage 173 K 29 Jan 2023 - 22:13 UnknownUser Photo by Smokin Heights-Australia
hottopic9.JPGJPG hottopic9.JPG manage 284 K 07 Nov 2020 - 12:36 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the 2003 Keith Keppel Iris catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r26 - 01 Dec 2023, TLaurin
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