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■(TB) 'Cross Current'

1995, Keppel

'Cross Current' (Keith Keppel, R. 1994). Seedling# 88-33A. TB, 38" (97 cm). Early to midseason bloom. Standards and style arms clear light blue (M&P 41-A-6/7); falls violet blue (41-JK-12) paling near beards to blue white with some campanula violet (42-J-10) veining; beards blue white at end, white in midsection, yellow in throat; ruffled; pronounced sweet fragrance. 'God's Handiwork' X 'Armada'. Keppel 1995. Honorable Mention 1997; Award of Merit 2000.

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From AIS Bulletin #296 January 1995 Introducing CROSS CURRENT (Keppel) EM 38" (God's Handiwork X Armada). Ruffled, with clear light blue standards, violet blue falls paler near the blue-white beards. Excellent stalks, good garden manners. #88·33 A. $30.00. Keith Keppel.


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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-- MichaelGreenfield - 2009-12-30
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CROSS-CURRENT-A.jpgjpg CROSS-CURRENT-A.jpg manage 153 K 05 Aug 2013 - 16:36 Main.LTE46951 Photo By Leon Elliott: My Garden
CROSS-CURRENT.jpgjpg CROSS-CURRENT.jpg manage 166 K 05 Aug 2013 - 16:33 Main.LTE46951 Photo By Leon Elliott: My Garden
Cross-CurrentCT.jpgjpg Cross-CurrentCT.jpg manage 54 K 27 Oct 2011 - 23:46 Main.Betsy881 Photo by C & T Iris Patch
CrossCurrent.JPGJPG CrossCurrent.JPG manage 47 K 27 Feb 2010 - 07:37 KentPfeiffer Photo by Kent Pfeiffer
CrossCurrent08.JPGJPG CrossCurrent08.JPG manage 48 K 01 Mar 2010 - 05:19 KentPfeiffer Photo by Kent Pfeiffer
CrossCurrent08.jpgjpg CrossCurrent08.jpg manage 72 K 22 Mar 2014 - 17:40 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
CrossCurrentkp.JPGJPG CrossCurrentkp.JPG manage 54 K 20 Apr 2011 - 21:02 KentPfeiffer Taken in my garden in zone 5b on May 13, 2010
Cross_Curent.jpgjpg Cross_Curent.jpg manage 46 K 30 Dec 2009 - 22:46 MichaelGreenfield Photo by Mike Greenfield
Cross_Current_142_10.jpgjpg Cross_Current_142_10.jpg manage 36 K 29 Mar 2012 - 03:29 Cross Current
cross01.JPGJPG cross01.JPG manage 78 K 23 Feb 2015 - 15:44 Main.TLaurin Photo by Andrea Karpinsky- Kelowna-British Columbia- Canada
cross02.JPGJPG cross02.JPG manage 73 K 23 Feb 2015 - 15:45 Main.TLaurin Photo by Andrea Karpinsky- Kelowna-British Columbia- Canada
cross_current_66.jpgjpg cross_current_66.jpg manage 71 K 28 Nov 2010 - 19:05 Main.Elladan photo by Elladan
cross_current_r1.jpgjpg cross_current_r1.jpg manage 72 K 16 Jan 2010 - 06:56 Main.ulysse07 photo taken in my garden in France in 2009 , zone 6B
crosscurrent01.jpgjpg crosscurrent01.jpg manage 51 K 08 Aug 2014 - 15:42 Main.TLaurin Photo By Steve Sayers-Magic Valley Iris Society
crosscurrent02.jpgjpg crosscurrent02.jpg manage 25 K 18 Aug 2015 - 02:48 Main.TLaurin Photo by Amazing Iris Garden-New Zealand
crosscurrent021.jpgjpg crosscurrent021.jpg manage 53 K 25 Jan 2021 - 13:49 Main.TLaurin Photo by Amazing Iris Garden-New Zealand
crosscurrent03.jpgjpg crosscurrent03.jpg manage 59 K 05 Dec 2014 - 13:30 Main.TLaurin Photo By Steve Sayers
crosscurrent04.jpgjpg crosscurrent04.jpg manage 648 K 30 Dec 2015 - 23:18 Main.TLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
crosscurrent05.jpgjpg crosscurrent05.jpg manage 152 K 18 Mar 2017 - 02:35 Main.TLaurin Photo by Judy Tapio-Jubilee Gardens
crosscurrent10.jpgjpg crosscurrent10.jpg manage 30 K 31 Mar 2013 - 20:35 Main.TLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
crosscurrent12.jpgjpg crosscurrent12.jpg manage 71 K 06 Nov 2013 - 19:56 Main.TLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-France
crosscurrent2.jpgjpg crosscurrent2.jpg manage 201 K 11 Feb 2020 - 15:58 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
crosscurrent3.jpgjpg crosscurrent3.jpg manage 321 K 25 Nov 2017 - 15:22 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
crosscurrent4.jpgjpg crosscurrent4.jpg manage 231 K 22 Dec 2017 - 22:24 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
crosscurrent5.JPGJPG crosscurrent5.JPG manage 170 K 28 Jan 2024 - 13:53 Main.TLaurin Photo by Riverina Iris Farm-Australia
crosscurrent9.JPGJPG crosscurrent9.JPG manage 73 K 14 Aug 2021 - 14:48 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Topic revision: r44 - 28 Jan 2024, TLaurin
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