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■(TB) 'Armada'

1987, Keppel

'Armada' ( Keith Keppel, R. 1987). Seedling 80-130H. TB, height 37" (94 cm), Early to midseason bloom. . Standards greyed blue white (M&P 41-A-3); Falls white with 1" medium blue violet (43-E-8 to 43-F-9) band; blue white beard, yellow in throat; pronounced sweet fragance. 'Charmed Life' X 76-126A: ((( 'Vaudeville' sibling x 'Montage') x ( 'Vaudeville' x 'Charmed Circle')) x (( 'Montage' x ((( 'Gene Wild' x 'Majorette') x 'Rococo') x 'Vaudeville' sibling)) x ( 'Vaudeville' x 'Charmed Circle'))). Keppel 1988. Honorable Mention 1990.

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From AIS Bulletin #268 January 1988 Introducing ARMADA (Keppel) EM 37" (Polar Seas sib) Large. broad and heavily ruffled bicolor plic: blue white standards. white falls with 1" wide solid margin of blue violet. $30.00. Keith Keppel.
AIS Bulletin #276(January 1990):15.


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.

BobPries - 21 Apr 2019

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Armada4.jpgjpg Armada4.jpg manage 69 K 18 Mar 2014 - 21:02 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
ArmadaBJ.jpgjpg ArmadaBJ.jpg manage 62 K 26 Jan 2012 - 18:30 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Blue J Iris
ArmadaEI.jpgjpg ArmadaEI.jpg manage 39 K 07 Dec 2012 - 20:45 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Exline Iris Garden
ArmadaNN.jpgjpg ArmadaNN.jpg manage 30 K 05 Nov 2011 - 20:45 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
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