■(TB) 'Autumn Leaves'
( Keith Keppel
, R. 1972). Seedling 67-3B. TB, 34" (86 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards blended brown; Falls washed red-purple (M&P 47-J-6) blending to carbuncle (8-L-7) and syrup at edge; orange-yellow beard. 'Vaudeville'
X 'Radiant Apogee'
. Keppel 1974. High Commendation 1973, Honorable Mention 1975, Award of Merit 1977.
| From AIS Bulletin #213 April 1974 Introducing AUTUMN LEAVES (Keppel) M. 34". Vaudeville X Radiant Apogee. Begin by imagining the foliage of fall. Take a basic petal color of blended caramel and rose brown, wIth a flush of yellow at the base ofthe standards. To the falls add a washed overlay of reddish purple. Combine with burnished gold styles and orange-yellow beard. Put it together on heavIly ruffled petals with lightly swirled standards and slightly flared falls. Add a stalk with three branches plus terminal and about ten buds, and wrap it all up on a plant that grows and increases well. Fertile both ways. EC '72, HC '73. $25.00. Keith Keppel.
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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- Autumn Leaves - was my first Iris, who was born in the U.S. -- RobertPiatek - 27 Dec 2010