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■(TB) 'Brilliant Idea'

2009, Keppel

'Brilliant Idea' (Keith Keppel, R. 2008). Seedling# 04-93A. TB, 36" (91 cm). Midseason bloom. Standards blue white (M&P 41-A-1/2); style arms white faintly edged pale blue; falls white, 1/2" to 1" columbine blue (42-G-10) shaded edge; beards bright yellow darker than golden glow (9-L-6), large. 'Gypsy Lord' X seedling# 02-185D: ('Restless Heart' x 'Queen's Circle'). Keppel 2009. Honorable Mention 2011; Award of Merit 2013

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From Keith Keppel Iris catalog, 2009: BRILLIANT IDEA M 36" (Gypsy Lord X (Restless Heart x Queen's Circle)) Cool white standards; white falls carry a solid columbine blue band with washed inner edge. To make it unique we've added immense brilliant golden yellow beards. And, it's an easy grower. #04-93A. $50.00; 3 for $125.00.
 
 

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.

BobPries - 21 Apr 2019

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-- RolandDejoux - 2010-02-03
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BRILLIANTIDEA9.jpgjpg BRILLIANTIDEA9.jpg manage 187 K 30 Mar 2021 - 02:51 Main.TLaurin Photo by Klaus Burkhardt- Iris Schwertilienoase-Germany
BrillantIdea9.jpgjpg BrillantIdea9.jpg manage 201 K 17 Apr 2021 - 14:18 Main.TLaurin Photo by IRIS 4 U Garden
BrilliantIdea1.JPGJPG BrilliantIdea1.JPG manage 68 K 12 Apr 2010 - 14:48 Main.bjacobs Photo by Betty Jacobs. Picture taken at Keith Keppel's garden.
BrilliantIdea2.JPGJPG BrilliantIdea2.JPG manage 126 K 29 Mar 2018 - 03:14 Main.TLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
BrilliantIdea22.JPGJPG BrilliantIdea22.JPG manage 141 K 18 Dec 2023 - 03:32 Main.TLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
BrilliantIdea23.JPGJPG BrilliantIdea23.JPG manage 144 K 18 Dec 2023 - 03:32 Main.TLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
BrilliantIdea7.jpgjpg BrilliantIdea7.jpg manage 62 K 16 Jul 2013 - 20:25 Main.TLaurin Photo by Napa Country Iris Gardens
Brilliant_Idea.JPGJPG Brilliant_Idea.JPG manage 27 K 10 Dec 2012 - 06:40 Main.rshadlow  
Brilliant_Idea.jpgjpg Brilliant_Idea.jpg manage 60 K 16 Feb 2010 - 17:45 Main.Laymont+ by Mid-America Garden Oregon USA
Brilliant_Idea_KWW.jpgjpg Brilliant_Idea_KWW.jpg manage 59 K 27 Jan 2017 - 23:20 Main.KWalker Photo by Ken Walker; Aitken's Salmon Creek Gardens, Vancouver, WA; AIS 2015 Convention
brill03.jpgjpg brill03.jpg manage 69 K 08 May 2015 - 02:52 Main.TLaurin Photo by Burgard Iris Farm
brillantidea02.jpgjpg brillantidea02.jpg manage 51 K 26 Apr 2014 - 18:10 Main.TLaurin Photo by Aitken's Salmon Creek Garden
brillantidea03.jpgjpg brillantidea03.jpg manage 96 K 03 Aug 2015 - 02:09 Main.TLaurin Photo by Carl Boro taken at 2015 AIS Convention
brillantidea04.jpgjpg brillantidea04.jpg manage 76 K 03 Aug 2015 - 02:10 Main.TLaurin Photo by Carl Boro taken at 2015 AIS Convention
brillantidea070.JPGJPG brillantidea070.JPG manage 143 K 26 Jan 2024 - 15:56 Main.TLaurin Photo by Riverina Iris Farm-Australia
brillantidea10.jpgjpg brillantidea10.jpg manage 72 K 06 Nov 2013 - 14:49 Main.TLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-Jardin d'Iris de Bubry-France
brilliant01.jpgjpg brilliant01.jpg manage 109 K 17 May 2015 - 02:59 Main.TLaurin Photo by Exline Iris Garden
brilliantidea01.jpgjpg brilliantidea01.jpg manage 66 K 03 Nov 2014 - 02:51 Main.TLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
brilliantidea02.jpgjpg brilliantidea02.jpg manage 82 K 30 Apr 2014 - 13:48 Main.TLaurin Photo by Schreiner's Iris Gardens
brilliantidea03.jpgjpg brilliantidea03.jpg manage 162 K 16 Mar 2017 - 19:04 Main.TLaurin Photo by Judy Tapio-Jubilee Gardens
brilliantidea04.pngpng brilliantidea04.png manage 144 K 09 Aug 2018 - 15:27 Main.TLaurin Photo by Colin Campbell- Iris Hills Farm.
brilliantidea06.jpgjpg brilliantidea06.jpg manage 86 K 05 Jul 2013 - 20:21 Main.TLaurin Photo by Lauer's Flowers
brilliantidea07.jpgjpg brilliantidea07.jpg manage 307 K 19 Nov 2019 - 20:32 Main.TLaurin Photo by Riverina Iris Farm-Australia
brilliantidea08.jpgjpg brilliantidea08.jpg manage 144 K 08 Jun 2020 - 02:15 Main.TLaurin Photo by Andrea Karpinsky-Kelowna-British Columbia-Canada
brilliantidea1.jpgjpg brilliantidea1.jpg manage 48 K 30 Mar 2013 - 01:10 Main.TLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
brilliantidea14.JPGJPG brilliantidea14.JPG manage 134 K 24 Jun 2022 - 21:25 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
brilliantidea15.jpgjpg brilliantidea15.jpg manage 145 K 10 Jul 2020 - 15:29 Main.TLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens taken at Tina and Daughters Iris Gardens
brilliantidea2.jpgjpg brilliantidea2.jpg manage 27 K 18 Feb 2013 - 02:25 Main.TLaurin Photo by Hugh Stout of Stout Gardens at Dancingtree.
brilliantidea3.jpgjpg brilliantidea3.jpg manage 155 K 21 Mar 2016 - 21:57 Main.TLaurin Photo by Tatiyana Dudka-Cvetok Iris-Russia
brilliantidea4.jpgjpg brilliantidea4.jpg manage 173 K 21 Mar 2016 - 21:58 Main.TLaurin Photo by Tatiyana Dudka-Cvetok Iris-Russia
brilliantidea5.jpgjpg brilliantidea5.jpg manage 160 K 01 Oct 2016 - 21:22 Main.TLaurin Photo by Schreiner's Iris Gardens
brilliantidea6.jpgjpg brilliantidea6.jpg manage 75 K 12 Sep 2019 - 19:38 Main.TLaurin Photo by Riversdale Irises-Australia.
brilliantidea7.JPGJPG brilliantidea7.JPG manage 155 K 22 Feb 2024 - 02:02 Main.TLaurin Photo by Barbara Nicodemus
brilliantidea8.jpgjpg brilliantidea8.jpg manage 69 K 04 Aug 2013 - 19:38 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sutton's Iris Gardens
brilliantidea9.jpgjpg brilliantidea9.jpg manage 504 K 20 Dec 2019 - 03:53 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
brilliantidea99.jpgjpg brilliantidea99.jpg manage 198 K 31 Jul 2020 - 02:40 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
brilliantidearhoades.jpgjpg brilliantidearhoades.jpg manage 216 K 31 Jan 2022 - 03:32 Main.TLaurin Photo by Martha Rhoades-Taken at 2015 AIS National Convention -Mid-America Garden
iris Brilliant idea.JPGJPG iris Brilliant idea.JPG manage 301 K 22 Jan 2023 - 10:05 EliseAMANN iris Brilliant idea
Topic revision: r57 - 22 Feb 2024, TLaurin
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