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■(TB) 'Casbah'

1981, Keppel

'Casbah' (Keith Keppel, R/ 1979). Seedling# 74-42D. TB, 36" (91 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards ecru (M&P 11-C-2) to hay (12-1-2), paling at edge, with deeper marginal veining; falls white ground heavily washed grape juice (44-L-10) with narrow, darker, redder rim (55 to 56-L-7); lavender-white to yellow beard. Seedling# 71-12D: ('Flamenco' sibling) X seedling# 71-12C, sibling to pod parent. Keppel 1981. Honorable Mention 1983; Favorite Guest 1984.

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From Keith Keppel Iris catalog, 1981: CASBAH (Keppel '81) M 36" (Flamenco sib 71-12D X sib 71-12C) Variegata-fancy with soft, pale golden tan standards and deeper veining. White ground color of falls is almost completely veiled with light violet, then trimmed with a ½" band of reddish violet. Lavender white beards, light yellow in throat. The touching standards are held over heavily ruffled, very flared falls. Well branched, good bud count. #74-42D 25.00.


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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-- MarilynCampbell - 2010-01-26
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CASBAH01.jpgjpg CASBAH01.jpg manage 176 K 11 Nov 2015 - 03:37 Main.TLaurin Photo by La Ferme Des Iris-France
Casbah02.jpgjpg Casbah02.jpg manage 92 K 02 Jun 2014 - 02:57 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
Casbah5.jpgjpg Casbah5.jpg manage 42 K 28 Nov 2013 - 14:46 Main.TLaurin Photo by South Jersey Iris
Casbah6.JPGJPG Casbah6.JPG manage 71 K 21 Mar 2014 - 02:46 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
CasbahBJ.JPGJPG CasbahBJ.JPG manage 71 K 02 Feb 2012 - 20:33 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Blue J Iris
CasbahCT.jpgjpg CasbahCT.jpg manage 57 K 28 Oct 2011 - 17:53 Main.Betsy881 Photo by C & T Iris Patch
Casbah_1.jpgjpg Casbah_1.jpg manage 80 K 18 Jun 2015 - 05:59 Main.Neira in my garden , France
Casbah_2.jpgjpg Casbah_2.jpg manage 75 K 18 Jun 2015 - 05:59 Main.Neira in my garden , France
Casbah_fl.jpgjpg Casbah_fl.jpg manage 58 K 05 Mar 2011 - 18:09 IrisP  
casbah01.jpgjpg casbah01.jpg manage 80 K 19 Jun 2015 - 02:41 Main.TLaurin Photo by Barry Blyth-Australia
casbah02.jpgjpg casbah02.jpg manage 62 K 19 Jun 2015 - 02:44 Main.TLaurin Photo by Barry Blyth-Australia
casbah4.jpgjpg casbah4.jpg manage 74 K 07 Nov 2013 - 20:39 Main.TLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-Jardin d'Iris de Bubry-France
casbah7.JPGJPG casbah7.JPG manage 197 K 05 Apr 2023 - 14:32 Main.TLaurin Photo taken at 1981 AIS St. Louis Convention by Verna Laurin at the Roderick Garden
casbah70.JPGJPG casbah70.JPG manage 174 K 14 Apr 2023 - 02:59 Main.TLaurin Photo taken at 1984 AIS Seattle Convention by Verna Laurin at the Rhodo Garden
casbah9.JPGJPG casbah9.JPG manage 400 K 28 Oct 2020 - 02:48 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1987 Schreiners catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r26 - 14 Apr 2023, TLaurin
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