( Keith Keppel
, R. 1975). Seedling 69-30E. TB, 35" (89 cm), Late bloom. Standards warm cream (M&P 9-F-3) edge, creamy peach (9-B-5) in center; Falls 1/3" edge vanilla(10-C-3), balance lavender (41-E-6), paler toward haft; cream and peach-orange beard. 66-56F: ( 'Amigo's Guitar'
x ( 'Rippling Waters'
x 'Gypsy Lullaby'
)) X 'Barcelona'
. Keppel, Melrose Gardens 1976. Favorite Guest 1976; Honorable Mention 1977.
| From Melrose Gardens catalog 1976: ARTWORK (Keppel '76) Late. 35". Sdg. 69-30E. (Amigo's Guitar x (Rippling Waters x Gypsy Lullaby)) X Barcelona. Exhibited here are the flowing lines of an iris fiower composed and executed in the translucent tints of watercoior by an artist in full command of his media. The siiken tones of peach and warm flesh swirl upward into rippled standards and the expansive, wave-edged falls are awash with liquescent lavender-orchid. But, lest the contrasting colors divide these areas too abruptly, the softer peach tones of the standards float down over the hafts and continue, mixing with the color there encountered, into a bronzed peach rim encircling the falls. Cream beards are faintly tipped tangerine; the branching is exhibition oriented. NET 25.00.
Quick Summary of Cultural Directions
| FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION
| 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.
- 21 Apr 2019
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