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■(TB) 'Dark Universe'

2019, Keppel

'Dark Universe' (Keith Keppel, R. 2018). Seedling 05-69C. TB, 35" (89 cm). Early bloom. Standards concord (M&P 45-K-12), very faint paler venation toward edge, ¹⁄₁₆˝ blue-white edge; style arms blue-white to wisteria violet (41-E-8); falls velvety concord, minute blue white edge, white area beside beard, fine speckled transitional area, haft with faint yellow edge deep in throat; beard hairs based white, chrome yellow (9-L-7) tips in throat, tips lemon-yellow (9-L-2) at end; luminata. Seedling 00-56D: (seedling 97-86B: ('Fancy Dress' x 'New Leaf') x 'Moonlit Water') X seedling 02-106A, 'Belle Fille' pollen parent. Keppel 2019. Honorable Mention 2021; Award of Merit 2023.

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References

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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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-- Main.Betsy881 - 12 Dec 2018
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Dark Universe 20.jpgjpg Dark Universe 20.jpg manage 68 K 19 Apr 2022 - 12:53 Main.TLaurin Photo by South Jersey Iris
Dark_Universe.jpgjpg Dark_Universe.jpg manage 632 K 07 Mar 2019 - 03:20 Main.rshadlow Photo by Robin Shadlow- Iris Sisters Farm
Dark_Universe1.jpgjpg Dark_Universe1.jpg manage 167 K 16 Mar 2021 - 21:16 Main.TLaurin Photo by Robin Shadlow- Iris Sisters Farm
dark-universe-KK1-19.jpgjpg dark-universe-KK1-19.jpg manage 169 K 19 May 2019 - 00:58 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser, taken at Keith Keppel Irises
dark-universe-swd1-19.jpgjpg dark-universe-swd1-19.jpg manage 198 K 19 May 2019 - 00:51 Main.mikeu Photo by Sarah Wylder, taken at Keith Keppel Irises
dark-universe-swd2-19.jpgjpg dark-universe-swd2-19.jpg manage 247 K 19 May 2019 - 00:53 Main.mikeu Photo by Sarah Wylder, taken at Keith Keppel Irises
dark-universe-swd3-19.jpgjpg dark-universe-swd3-19.jpg manage 198 K 19 May 2019 - 00:53 Main.mikeu Photo by Sarah Wylder, taken at Keith Keppel Irises
darkuniverse01.jpgjpg darkuniverse01.jpg manage 321 K 23 Jun 2021 - 15:40 Main.TLaurin Photo by Larry Lauer-Lauer's Flowers
darkuniverse04.jpgjpg darkuniverse04.jpg manage 70 K 21 Jul 2021 - 22:28 Main.TLaurin Photo by Eugene Nazarov-Ukraine
darkuniverse040.jpgjpg darkuniverse040.jpg manage 62 K 21 Jul 2021 - 22:28 Main.TLaurin Photo by Eugene Nazarov-Ukraine
darkuniverse041.jpgjpg darkuniverse041.jpg manage 63 K 21 Jul 2021 - 22:28 Main.TLaurin Photo by Eugene Nazarov-Ukraine
darkuniverse042.jpgjpg darkuniverse042.jpg manage 149 K 21 Jul 2021 - 22:28 Main.TLaurin Photo by Eugene Nazarov-Ukraine
darkuniverse09.jpgjpg darkuniverse09.jpg manage 231 K 11 Jun 2021 - 02:22 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
darkuniverse090.jpgjpg darkuniverse090.jpg manage 296 K 05 Jun 2022 - 03:05 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
darkuniverse091.JPGJPG darkuniverse091.JPG manage 303 K 08 Mar 2023 - 21:36 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
darkuniverse1.jpgjpg darkuniverse1.jpg manage 141 K 20 Jul 2019 - 03:03 Main.TLaurin Photo by Keith Keppel Irises
darkuniverse2.JPGJPG darkuniverse2.JPG manage 574 K 09 Sep 2019 - 02:02 Main.TLaurin Photo by Barry Blyth-Keith Keppel Irises
darkuniverse4.jpgjpg darkuniverse4.jpg manage 165 K 19 Jan 2023 - 16:39 Main.TLaurin Photo by Smokin Heights-Australia
darkuniverse40.JPGJPG darkuniverse40.JPG manage 163 K 25 Jun 2023 - 21:34 Main.TLaurin Photo by Smokin Heights-Australia
darkuniverse41.JPGJPG darkuniverse41.JPG manage 160 K 06 Aug 2023 - 22:52 Main.TLaurin Photo by Smokin Heights-Australia
darkuniverse43.JPGJPG darkuniverse43.JPG manage 152 K 07 Nov 2023 - 03:20 Main.TLaurin Photo by Smokin Heights-Australia
darkuniverse5.jpgjpg darkuniverse5.jpg manage 164 K 08 Apr 2022 - 18:04 Main.TLaurin Photo by Robert Piatek-Poland
darkuniverse6.JPGJPG darkuniverse6.JPG manage 165 K 20 Mar 2023 - 11:51 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mid-America Garden.
darkuniverse60.jpgjpg darkuniverse60.jpg manage 217 K 20 Mar 2023 - 11:51 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mid-America Garden.
darkuniverse7.JPGJPG darkuniverse7.JPG manage 175 K 15 Mar 2023 - 12:27 Main.TLaurin Photo by Lori Rhodes-Crafton Hills Iris Farm
darkuniverse70.jpgjpg darkuniverse70.jpg manage 200 K 12 Jul 2023 - 15:09 Main.TLaurin Photo by Lori Rhodes-Crafton Hills Iris Farm
darkuniverse9.JPGJPG darkuniverse9.JPG manage 144 K 23 May 2021 - 02:19 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham
darkuniverse91.JPGJPG darkuniverse91.JPG manage 145 K 28 May 2021 - 11:08 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham
darkuniverses3.JPGJPG darkuniverses3.JPG manage 165 K 14 Jun 2023 - 19:59 Main.TLaurin Photo by Smokin Heights-Australia-taken at Mid-America Garden
darkuniverses30.JPGJPG darkuniverses30.JPG manage 252 K 14 Jun 2023 - 19:59 Main.TLaurin Photo by Smokin Heights-Australia-taken at Mid-America Garden
Topic revision: r32 - 07 Nov 2023, TLaurin
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