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■(IB) 'Masked Bandit'

1998, Keppel

'Masked Bandit' (Keith Keppel, R. 1997). Seedling #91-68B. IB, 26" (66 cm). Early midseason bloom. Standards blended greyed mauve (M&P 54-F-3) to wineberry (55-H-4) shading to khaki (13-J-7) on outer third, speckled colonial buff (10-G-2) in center; style arms buckthorn brown (13-L-8), edged brass (11-L-6); falls chrome lemon (9-K-2) ground heavily marked velvety port wine (56-J-12) to dahlia purple (55-J-12), almost solid except for blaze and haft striping; beards sudan brown (14-C-12) to burnt umber (15-A-12); heavily ruffled; pronounced sweet fragrance. Seedling #88-28A: ('Jitterbug' x 'Hot Streak') X Gatty seedling #W37-19, 'Quote' sibling. Keppel 1998. Honorable Mention 2000.

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From AIS Bulletin #308 January 1998 Introducing MASKED BANDIT (Keppel) IB, EM 26" (Tantrum sib). Strongly ruffled. Mauve grey to wine standards, dahlia purple falls with chrome lemon center patch sometimes bisected to form "eyes". #91 -68B. $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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MASKEDBANDIT03.jpgjpg MASKEDBANDIT03.jpg manage 129 K 04 Mar 2017 - 16:25 Main.TLaurin Photo by Klaus Burkhardt- Iris Schwertilienoase-Germany
MASKEDBANDIT04.jpgjpg MASKEDBANDIT04.jpg manage 133 K 04 Mar 2017 - 16:26 Main.TLaurin Photo by Klaus Burkhardt- Iris Schwertilienoase-Germany
MaskedBandit01.jpgjpg MaskedBandit01.jpg manage 141 K 13 Sep 2017 - 19:46 Main.TLaurin Photo by Amazing Iris Garden-New Zealand
MaskedBandit02.JPGJPG MaskedBandit02.JPG manage 77 K 31 Mar 2014 - 13:06 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
MaskedBandit2.jpgjpg MaskedBandit2.jpg manage 117 K 23 Mar 2018 - 14:43 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
MaskedBandit20.jpgjpg MaskedBandit20.jpg manage 84 K 25 Oct 2021 - 01:47 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
MaskedBandit3.jpgjpg MaskedBandit3.jpg manage 56 K 26 Nov 2013 - 22:48 Main.TLaurin Photo by South Jersey Iris
MaskedBanditBJI.jpgjpg MaskedBanditBJI.jpg manage 67 K 13 Apr 2012 - 16:36 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Blue J Iris
Masked_Bandit_IB_2.jpgjpg Masked_Bandit_IB_2.jpg manage 55 K 21 Apr 2013 - 14:38 Main.Ladylovingdove Masked Bandit photo by Dorothy Parker
Maskedbandit4.jpgjpg Maskedbandit4.jpg manage 51 K 11 Dec 2013 - 15:56 Main.TLaurin Photo by Geles-Lithuania
maskedbandit01.jpgjpg maskedbandit01.jpg manage 176 K 20 Aug 2015 - 12:53 Main.TLaurin Photo by Amazing Iris Garden-New Zealand
maskedbandit02.jpgjpg maskedbandit02.jpg manage 79 K 07 Sep 2015 - 02:45 Main.TLaurin Photo by Barry Blyth-Australia
maskedbandit03.JPGJPG maskedbandit03.JPG manage 112 K 03 Jul 2014 - 01:41 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
maskedbandit04.jpgjpg maskedbandit04.jpg manage 123 K 09 Nov 2017 - 14:10 Main.TLaurin Photo by Gintaras Kilmaitis-Irisu Pasaulis-Lithuania
maskedbandit1.jpgjpg maskedbandit1.jpg manage 208 K 09 Sep 2018 - 03:15 Main.TLaurin Photo by Riverina Iris Farm-Australia
maskedbandit5.JPGJPG maskedbandit5.JPG manage 81 K 08 Feb 2023 - 15:25 Main.TLaurin Photo by Smokin Heights-Australia
maskedbandit50.JPGJPG maskedbandit50.JPG manage 191 K 07 Nov 2023 - 21:33 Main.TLaurin Photo by Smokin Heights-Australia
maskedbandit6.jpgjpg maskedbandit6.jpg manage 139 K 23 Apr 2018 - 22:47 Main.TLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
maskedbandit8.JPGJPG maskedbandit8.JPG manage 166 K 15 Jan 2024 - 20:27 Main.TLaurin Photo by Kenneth Fenn-Newbridge-Victoria-Australia
maskedbandit9.JPGJPG maskedbandit9.JPG manage 307 K 06 Nov 2020 - 16:46 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1998 Keith Keppel Iris catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r33 - 15 Jan 2024, TLaurin
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