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■(TB) 'Barbados'

2017, Keppel

'Barbados' (Keith Keppel, R. 2016). Seedling# 07-184G. TB, 34" (86 cm). Late bloom. Standards greyed violet (M&P 47-H-9 to 46-I-9), cream ground showing in center; style arms darker, blended windsor purple (47/48-J-10), narrow honey (12-J-6) edge on wings; falls light yellow (9-E-1/2) ground, ivory below beard, huckleberry (47-J-10) edge, darker (48-J-11) shoulders; beards flame tipped brown in throat, mustard-brown in middle, violet-blue end tipped bronze. Seedling# 02-78A: (seedling# 97-82A: ('Midnight Oil' x 'Charleston') x seedling# 98-204H, 'High Octane' pollen parent) X seedling# 02-92E: ('Inside Track' x 'Spice Lord'). Keppel 2017. Honorable Mention 2019.

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From Keith Keppel Iris catalog, 2017: BARBADOS L 34” (((Midnight Oil x Charleston) x 98-204H, pollen parent of High Octane) X (Inside Track x Spice Lord)) #07-184G. Plicatas were early-season fare in the old days, but no more; this is a plic to close out the season! Ruffled flowers are heavily marked greyed huckleberry purple to windsor purple on ivory to light yellow ground. Dark beards combine violet blue, bronze, and mustard brown, with a touch of flame deep in the throat. Seven to nine buds. (Charting this parentage is almost as confusing as charting our family's Sandifer branch lineage after they emigrated from Barbados.) $50.00.


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
Barbados_DSCF2657.jpgjpg Barbados_DSCF2657.jpg manage 173 K 11 Jun 2017 - 06:43 Main.rshadlow Photo by Robin Shadlow- Iris Sisters Farm
barbados01.jpgjpg barbados01.jpg manage 188 K 03 Sep 2020 - 21:01 Main.TLaurin Photo by Robert Piatek-Poland
barbados1.jpgjpg barbados1.jpg manage 168 K 30 Apr 2020 - 02:08 Main.TLaurin Photo by Howard Dash-Picacho Mountain Iris.
barbados5.JPGJPG barbados5.JPG manage 152 K 08 Oct 2023 - 01:35 Main.TLaurin Photo by Smokin Heights-Australia
barbados9.JPGJPG barbados9.JPG manage 228 K 03 Dec 2023 - 16:15 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
barbadosTBkeithbradcollins02.JPGJPG barbadosTBkeithbradcollins02.JPG manage 286 K 03 Dec 2016 - 14:19 Main.TLaurin Photo by Brad Collins- Keith Keppel Irises
barbados_em.jpgjpg barbados_em.jpg manage 432 K 09 Dec 2019 - 01:43 Main.Elladan Photo by Elladan
barbados_em_2.jpgjpg barbados_em_2.jpg manage 350 K 09 Dec 2019 - 01:43 Main.Elladan Photo by Elladan
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