, R. 1979). Seedling 75-103D. TB, 34" (85 cm). Early to midseason bloom. Standards deep gold (darker and brighter than M&P 11-L-5); falls ivory-white; solid, wide Brazil brown (8-L-8) band; yellow-orange beard. Seedling 72-40A: (((('Irma Melrose'
x 'Tea Apron'
) x (('Full Circle'
) x 'Tea Apron'
)) x 'April Melody'
) x 'Caramba'
) X 'Flamenco'
. Keppel 1981. Sibling to 'Theatre'
. Honorable Mention 1983; Walther Cup 1983; Award of Merit 1985.
| From Keith Keppel Iris catalog, 1981: BROADWAY (Keppel '81) EM 34" (((((Irma Melrose x Tea Apron) x ((Full Circle x Rococo) x Tea Apron)) x April Melody) x Caramba) X Flamenco) By far, the most spectacular variegata-plicata we've yet seen. Dark, deep gold standards top ivory white falls that are broadly banded with red brown. Large flowers with average to good branching -- but always a show-stopper. We predict a long run for this production. #75-103D 25.00.
| Reported Rebloom in: AZ, CA, MS, NM, VA, TX, Australia USDA Zone 6,7,8 [The 2012 Cumulative Checklist of Reblooming Iris, p. 30]
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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