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■ (TB) 'Bel Esprit'

2002, Keppel

'Bel Esprit' (Keith Keppel, R. 2002). Seedling 96-29D. TB, 40" (107 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards rose beige (M&P 4-C-8), strong greyed purple (45-I-9) base and center shading; style arms parchment (12-B-3), midrib flushed purple; falls india buff (12-E-5) shoulders, parchment edge, agate grey (43-A-1) center; beards solid mandarin red (2-F-12). Seedling# 92-69B: (seedling# 88-99C: ('Florida Orange' x ('Flashpoint' x seedling# 79-56E, pollen parent of 'Popularity')) x 'Island Dancer') X 'Fogbound'. Keppel 2002. Honorable Mention 2004; Award of Merit 2006.

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From AIS Bulletin #324 January 2002 Introducing BEL ESPRIT M 40". ((Florida Orange x Flashpoint sdlg.) x Island Dancer) X Fogbound). "Dark-top" with rose grey standards, purple base and center shading; falls parchment, beards solid mandarin red. #96-290. $40.00. Keith Keppel.
 


Culture

Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION Sort
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.

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-- MichaelGreenfield - 2009-12-25
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
BELESPRIT01.jpgjpg BELESPRIT01.jpg manage 30 K 14 Aug 2014 - 23:22 UnknownUser Photo by Augusto Bianco-biancoiride-Gabiano-Italy
BELLESPRIT02.jpgjpg BELLESPRIT02.jpg manage 137 K 08 Jul 2017 - 03:18 UnknownUser Photo by Alla Chernoguz-Ukraine
BELLESPRIT03.jpgjpg BELLESPRIT03.jpg manage 220 K 08 Jul 2017 - 03:19 UnknownUser Photo by Alla Chernoguz-Ukraine
BELLESPRIT04.jpgjpg BELLESPRIT04.jpg manage 459 K 08 Jul 2017 - 03:20 UnknownUser Photo by Alla Chernoguz-Ukraine
BEL_ESPRIT_(Keppel_2002).JPGJPG BEL_ESPRIT_(Keppel_2002).JPG manage 439 K 11 Aug 2016 - 18:42 PerryDyer  
BHP_0968-X2_bel_esprit.jpgjpg BHP_0968-X2_bel_esprit.jpg manage 100 K 21 Feb 2016 - 07:45 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
BelEsprit05.JPGJPG BelEsprit05.JPG manage 79 K 18 Dec 2014 - 14:21 UnknownUser Photo by Tara Perennial Farm,Owen Sound,Ontario
BelEsprit9.jpgjpg BelEsprit9.jpg manage 214 K 22 Sep 2021 - 15:44 UnknownUser Photo by Michael Barnes- Iris Australis-Australia
BelEsprit_by_JanLauritzen.jpgjpg BelEsprit_by_JanLauritzen.jpg manage 69 K 29 Oct 2010 - 17:35 Main.janlauritzen Taken at the AIS 2005 National in St. Louis, MO
Bel_Esprit-Keppel_2003.101.JPGJPG Bel_Esprit-Keppel_2003.101.JPG manage 536 K 05 Jan 2016 - 14:44 UnknownUser Photo by Vaslui,Romania-Vio Iris
Bel_Esprit_w.jpgjpg Bel_Esprit_w.jpg manage 35 K 25 Dec 2009 - 01:26 MichaelGreenfield Photo by John Bruce
Bell_Esprit_340_0.jpgjpg Bell_Esprit_340_0.jpg manage 24 K 26 Mar 2012 - 19:08 Main.iris.ua Bel Esprit
bel01.jpgjpg bel01.jpg manage 92 K 03 May 2015 - 19:58 UnknownUser Photo by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris Garden
bel_esprit_64.jpgjpg bel_esprit_64.jpg manage 73 K 24 Nov 2010 - 21:22 Main.Elladan photo by Elladan
bel_esprit_66.jpgjpg bel_esprit_66.jpg manage 71 K 24 Nov 2010 - 21:22 Main.Elladan photo by Elladan
bel_esprite_2728.jpgjpg bel_esprite_2728.jpg manage 72 K 10 Jan 2010 - 18:23 Main.mshadow Bel Esprit by Marilyn Campbell
belespirit05.jpgjpg belespirit05.jpg manage 209 K 21 Mar 2016 - 19:29 UnknownUser Photo by Tatiyana Dudka-Cvetok Iris-Russia
belespirit06.jpgjpg belespirit06.jpg manage 92 K 21 Mar 2016 - 19:31 UnknownUser Photo by Tatiyana Dudka-Cvetok Iris-Russia
belespirit07.jpgjpg belespirit07.jpg manage 178 K 21 Mar 2016 - 19:34 UnknownUser Photo by Tatiyana Dudka-Cvetok Iris-Russia
belespirit9.jpgjpg belespirit9.jpg manage 51 K 28 Feb 2013 - 22:19 UnknownUser Comanche Acres Iris Gardens
belesprit01.jpgjpg belesprit01.jpg manage 42 K 11 Aug 2014 - 02:20 UnknownUser Photo by Malevil Iris Gardens
belesprit02.jpgjpg belesprit02.jpg manage 38 K 24 Jul 2014 - 19:30 UnknownUser Photo by Rainbow Iris Farm
belesprit03.jpgjpg belesprit03.jpg manage 20 K 11 Sep 2014 - 21:12 UnknownUser Photo by Seagate Irises-United Kingdom
belesprit04.jpgjpg belesprit04.jpg manage 64 K 01 Nov 2014 - 21:39 UnknownUser Photo by Country Delight Iris
belesprit05.jpgjpg belesprit05.jpg manage 35 K 16 Jan 2017 - 15:46 UnknownUser Photo by Stoney Creek Iris
belesprit10.jpgjpg belesprit10.jpg manage 46 K 28 Mar 2013 - 22:42 UnknownUser  
belesprit11.jpgjpg belesprit11.jpg manage 56 K 04 Nov 2013 - 03:32 UnknownUser Photo by Alain Chapelle-Jardin d'Iris de Bubry-France
belesprit12.jpgjpg belesprit12.jpg manage 40 K 03 Mar 2014 - 16:35 UnknownUser Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
belesprit13.jpgjpg belesprit13.jpg manage 62 K 19 Mar 2014 - 16:18 UnknownUser Photo by Blue J Iris
belesprit2.jpgjpg belesprit2.jpg manage 35 K 17 Feb 2013 - 23:12 UnknownUser Photo by Hugh Stout of Stout Gardens at Dancingtree.
belesprit3.jpgjpg belesprit3.jpg manage 180 K 09 Oct 2017 - 02:30 UnknownUser Photo by Iris Garden Feel Good-Russia
belesprit4.jpgjpg belesprit4.jpg manage 183 K 23 Nov 2017 - 04:12 UnknownUser Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
belesprit5.jpgjpg belesprit5.jpg manage 170 K 25 Dec 2017 - 01:47 UnknownUser Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
belesprit6.jpgjpg belesprit6.jpg manage 156 K 30 Jun 2020 - 11:34 UnknownUser Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
belesprit7.JPGJPG belesprit7.JPG manage 274 K 23 Nov 2020 - 16:33 UnknownUser Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
keppel_belesprit.jpgjpg keppel_belesprit.jpg manage 61 K 11 Jan 2010 - 13:47 Main.avmoran  
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