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■(TB) 'Charmed Circle'

1969, Keppel

'Charmed Circle' (Keith Keppel, R. 1968). Seedling# 64-42A. TB, height 35" (89 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class-W2VD, White ground plicata with strong dark violet markings (M&P 44-J-12); beard smalt blue (43-D-1l). Seedling# 61-49H ('Happy Meeting' x 'Rococo') X seedling# 61-48D ('Full Circle' x 'Rococo'). Keppel 1969. High Commendation 1968; Honorable Mention 1970; Award of Merit 1972; 2d prize, Florence Int'l Iris Show 1972 (Premio Firenze not awarded this year).

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Photo by David Potembski taken in my garden 2023, Finksburg, MD.Charmed CirclePhoto by HIPS ArchivesPhoto by Glanavon Iris Patch-New ZealandPhoto scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collectionPhoto scanned from the Glenn Corlew slide collectionPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by Alain Chapelle-Jardin dPhoto by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-Canada


From AIS Bulletin #193 April 1969 Introducing CHARMED CIRCLE. M. 35". (HAPPY MEETING x ROCOCO) X (FULL CIRCLE x ROCOCO). Orbicular-falled plicata of roslyn blue (blue-violet) on white. Nicely ruffled, with arched standards; three branches plus terminal, and large flowers. A strong small [sic., Smalt] blue beard adds the finishing touch. Shortage of stock plus advance reservations make the "limit: one to a customer" a necessity. HC 1968. $25.00. Keith Keppel.
CHARMED CIRCLE is another fine deep blue and white plic which has the added advantage of a blue beard. It was short, but I don't believe this is typical. [Ron Mullin, "Irises I Like," American Iris Society Bulletin, No. 204 (January 1972), 13.]
CHARMED CIRCLE (Keppel) - For us, much better and more consistent that the famous STEPPING OUT, although a bit shorter. If you have an early TB show, this clean blue plic will be a contender. [Perry Dyer, “A Tall bearded Collection for the Beginner”, The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 237 (April 1980): 35.]


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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Charmed Circle.jpegjpeg Charmed Circle.jpeg manage 60 K 14 Jan 2024 - 22:26 DavidPotembski Photo by David Potembski taken in my garden 2023, Finksburg, MD.
CharmedCircle01.jpgjpg CharmedCircle01.jpg manage 181 K 27 Feb 2017 - 20:43 TerryLaurin Photo by Glanavon Iris Patch-New Zealand
CharmedCircle12BHI.jpgjpg CharmedCircle12BHI.jpg manage 80 K 15 Apr 2012 - 18:05 BetsyHiggins Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Charmed_Circle.JPGJPG Charmed_Circle.JPG manage 69 K 31 Jan 2011 - 18:54 IrisP  
charmedcircle01.JPGJPG charmedcircle01.JPG manage 1013 K 27 Mar 2016 - 20:54 TerryLaurin Photo by HIPS Archives
charmedcircle02.jpgjpg charmedcircle02.jpg manage 75 K 02 Jun 2014 - 15:05 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
charmedcircle1.JPGJPG charmedcircle1.JPG manage 893 K 11 Dec 2016 - 21:19 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the Glenn Corlew slide collection
charmedcircle3.jpgjpg charmedcircle3.jpg manage 78 K 07 Nov 2013 - 17:36 TerryLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-Jardin d'Iris de Bubry-France
charmedcircle5.JPGJPG charmedcircle5.JPG manage 148 K 27 Jun 2023 - 19:13 TerryLaurin Photo by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-Canada
Topic revision: r33 - 14 Jan 2024, DavidPotembski
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